Dr. Paul Farmer
Date: August 24, 2011, 7:30 PM (House opens at 6:30 PM)
Location: IMU Main Lounge
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and has undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
Dr. Farmer is the Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital; and the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, under Special Envoy Bill Clinton.
Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the U.S. and in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Malawi have pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings. Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent books are Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader, and Haiti After the Earthquake.
This lecture made possible by Cassandra S. Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R..