"It's all in the mind": Managing type 2 diabetes in North India

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Carnegie Hall 206

Jo Weaver (PhD and MPH, Emory University, 2014) is a biocultural medical anthropologist who works primarily in India and Brazil. She uses methods drawn from biology, epidemiology, and cultural anthropology to explore how and why we knowingly make health choices that produce suboptimal outcomes. Under this rubric, Weaver has conducted research on type 2 diabetes and depression/anxiety in urban North India, food insecurity and depression in rural Brazil, and social stigma among people with Hansen’s disease (leprosy) in India. She maintains strong research and teaching interests in developing innovative methods that form bridges between the local relevance of cultural anthropology and the universal applicability of public health, and believes that each approach enriches the other.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Anthropology, Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)

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