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Job Talk: Medical Anthropology Faculty
February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2/15/2018—4 pm—CSE E252—Emily Mendenhall
“Syndemic Diabetes: Entanglements with Poverty, Trauma, and AIDS”
This talk will introduce the concept of syndemics, a theory of how social and health problems travel together within and between populations. Dr. Mendenhall will discuss the concept of syndemic diabetes (type 2) through a discussion of her mixed methods research among low-income urban communities in the United States, India, South Africa, and Kenya. In doing so, she argues that it is impossible to understand diabetes in such contexts without taking seriously the implications of poverty, trauma, mental illness, and AIDS.