Syndemic Interventions

Presented by Dr. Emily Mendenhall

Friday, April 27, 2018 – 9:30 am to 12 noon
Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center

This presentation is free. RSVP required.

About the Speaker:

Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH is a medical anthropologist who writes about how Emily Mendenhallsocial trauma, poverty, and social exclusion become embodied in chronic mental and physical illness. Dr. Mendenhall's first book, "Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women," considers how poverty, immigration, and interpersonal violence become embodied in depression and Type 2 diabetes. This research inspired comparative projects in India, South Africa, and Kenya, which are the focus of her forthcoming book (2019), "Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements of Poverty, Trauma, and AIDS." Syndemics was also the topic of a Series of articles Dr. Mendenhall led in the Lancet last year. In 2017, she was awarded the George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology Award by the Society for Medical Anthropology.


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This workshop is part of Project PESO, an R13 award from NICHD, designed as an academic-community partnership between Rutgers University and the Health Task Force of New Brunswick Tomorrow.


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