Professor Paul Farmer of Harvard University to speak on “Structural Violence and Public Health: Reflections on the West African Ebola Epidemic” on March 1, 2018
Dr. Farmer has pioneered community-based strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor areas in the United States and other countries. His work is documented in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, The Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, British Medical Journal, and Social Science and Medicine.
Dr. Farmer has also written extensively on health and human rights, about the role of social inequalities in the distribution and outcome of infectious diseases, and about global health. His most recent books are In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez and Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction. In addition, Dr. Farmer is co-editor of Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence, The Global Impact of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, and Global Health in Times of Violence.
This event is sponsored by the International Studies, History, Biology, Africana Studies, and Political Science Departments, and the Dean of the Faculty Office.
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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, March 1, 2018