Global medicine, local worlds: Medical anthropology & the study of health equity, 4th International Student Meet On Public Health (ISMOPH), University of Melbourne, 1 April 2017. Dr Kristen Smith
Abstract:Medical anthropology is one of the newer subdisciplines of the field, drawing on social, biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology to address issues related to the experience, distribution and understanding of health and wellbeing. Medical anthropologists examine how the health of individuals and groups are affected by complex arrangements of policy, geography, history, justice and human rights in different social, cultural and biomedical contexts. In this presentation I will discuss how I, as a medical anthropologist, undertake research that focuses on health equity by drawing on examples of my research investigating medical tourism in India and alcohol management in Indigenous northern Australia.
The 4th International Student Meet On Public Health (ISMOPH17) is a one-day student-organised and student-run satellite event of the 15th World Congress on Public Health that will bring together over 400 students from all around the world in order to:
- inspire them through academic talks and an academic panel
- engage them through a practical academic workshop.
- connect them with the future worldwide community of public health
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