Jeremy Smith is the author of Epic Measures, which documents the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify every illness, injury and death for everyone on earth into the Global Burden of Disease database.
This event, sponsored by the Five College Culture, Health, and Science Program, would be of interest to students interested in global health, health policy and/or data sciences. A global burden of disease project workshop will follow the talk.
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The Five College Culture, Health, and Science Certificate Program brings you these talks by professors Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good & Byron J. Good, Harvard University.
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN POST-CONFLICT REMAINDERS OF VIOLENCE:
Politics and Imaginaries of Warrior Women
Prof. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
INTERVENTION AS A MODE OF INQUIRY:
Reflections on a Decade of Work in Post-Conflict Aceh, Indonesia
Prof. Byron J. Good
The Goods have been pioneers in the fields of medical anthropology and medical sociology. With early work in Iran and Turkey and the United States, their writings charted out conceptions of illness and disease, belief and knowledge, depression, pain, the education of medical students and the experience of cancer treatment. Joint ethnographic work in Indonesia has delved into issues of postcolonial disorders, subjectivity, trauma (particularly post-war, post-tsunami in Aceh), art, haunting and more. In the last decade, with funding from the Fogarty International Center and USAID, the Goods have been involved in the creation of mental health services in China and Indonesia. In addition to their scholarship and teaching, they have been instrumental in the creation of the Harvard Medical School Department of Social Medicine’s new master’s program in global health.