Category: India

Cultural barriers in medicine: lessons from Debjani Mukherjee

How does cultural context influence medical decisions and how can doctors be prepared to engage with patients in unfamiliar environments? Debjani Mukherjee encountered these questions while researching traumatic brain injury in Kolkata, India in 2007. She continues to study the relationship between culture and medicine in her current roles as director of the Donnelley Ethics

Every single one of my experiences abroad took me further into the world of global health – Global Health Alumni Interview with Julia Harris (2007, WCAS)

Name: Julia Harris (2007, WCAS) Major: Anthropology (Human Biology) Minor: Global Health What did you do after graduation and where are you now? I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology (Human Biology) and a minor in Global Health. I was pre-med, but I was not sure exactly what I wanted to do. I took the MCAT

Northwestern student researches domestic violence in India

In India domestic violence kills more people than terror attacks, according to a survey by the United Nations. Emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse runs the gamut of intensity in India, says Feinberg medical student Maya Ragavan. The most common form, she says, is yelling while the more sensational include throwing acid at a woman.

Blood, bones, organs, bodies: Scott Carney discusses “The Red Market”

Award-winning journalist Scott Carney spoke at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies last night about his new book The Red Market: On The Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers. Sitting at the head of a long conference table and surrounded by a double layer of empty

Sexual network models to fight HIV

Let’s call him Naskar. Naskar grew up in a small village outside Calcutta, and moved to the city when he was 22. He is homosexual, and quickly developed a likeminded group of friends. He doesn’t do drugs, though he sometimes drinks. He sees his family infrequently, and spends most of his time inside the city