At CWRU, we take up the challenges of change with our new Program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health.
The new field continues our commitment to excellence in scholarship and research in the area of Health and Illness by blending a strong commitment to the traditional anthropological strengths of cross-cultural, multi-method, empirical and interpretive research with new approaches for multi-sited ethnography and for research on health and illness from diverse perspectives across a range of settings, including academic, international agencies, communities, and political and public arenas.
The Department of Anthropology’s program of scholarship and training in medical anthropology and global health harnesses expertise within the Department and through our strong ties with departments and units across the University such as with the Medical School’s Center for Global Health and Disease, its Department of Bioethics and its Public Health Program, and both the Bolton School of Nursing and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Our program transforms the anthropological study of health into the anthropological study of global health through the experience of outstanding faculty conducting cutting-edge research and through training for exceptional students. Students will acquire skills in both the traditional theoretical foundations and their relevant methodologies and in newly emerging theoretical and methodological approaches that integrate work across local and global contexts.