Enrollment: Limited: First come, first served (no advance sign-up)
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
The MIT chapter of GlobeMed is an undergraduate organization dedicated to grassroots global health efforts that make real and actionable impact around the world. In the spirit of this goal, we are launching our first ever seminar series this IAP, in conjunction with the MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative (GHMHI). For the second, third, and fourth Fridays of IAP, we will be hosting speakers from different fields who will discuss the state of their work in a particular sector of global or domestic health. Sign up here for email reminders in January about the seminars.
Contact: Hussein Abdallah, HMABDALL@MIT.EDU
Dr. Ari Samsky is a Princeton-trained anthropologist who has written extensively about the politics of international drug donation programs. In this talk, he will compare an epidemiological intervention during 1930s Brazil to present-day industry-led drug donation programs for neglected tropical disease. He will discuss how these interventions reinforce political-scientific "unspoken orthodoxies" of disease control.
Dr. Michelle Morse is a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Clinical Instructor at Harvard Med School. Dr. Morse will talk about her work in building global health care professionals as founder of EqualHealth, an NGO that aims to inspire and support the development of Haiti's next generation of healthcare leaders through improving medical education and creating opportunities for health professionals in Haiti.
Dr. Seth Hannah is a Harvard-trained sociologist who explores the social and institutional processes that generate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. He is a co-author and co-editor of Shattering Culture: American Medicine Responds to Cultural Diversity (2011). In this seminar, Dr. Hannah will be speaking about the notion of "hyperdiversity" and how it impacts the delivery of health care in the United States.