Dr. Farías completed his MD with honors at the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico. He interned and completed his residency in psychiatry with Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital. He also was a fellow in the Departments of Anthropology and Social Medicine at Harvard. For 10 years, Dr. Farías worked in Chiapas, Mexico, where he served as a clinical psychiatrist and later directed a research institute focused on health and agriculture. Under his leadership, this institute broadened its scope of research and training, extending its reach across southern Mexico and Central America.
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people. He chairs the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Part-time
Michael Fischer is Andrew W. Mellon professor in the humanities and professor of anthropology and science and technology studies at MIT and lecturer on global health and social medicine at HMS. He trained in geography and philosophy at Johns Hopkins, social anthropology and philosophy at the London School of Economics, anthropology at the University of Chicago. Before joining the MIT faculty, he served as director of the Center for Cultural Studies at Rice.
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Dr. Franke earned a B.A. degree in sociology and Spanish at Colby College in 2001. She then went to work as a research analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Epidemiology & Immunization Surveillance Program and as a research assistant with Partners In Health in Lima, Peru. In 2004, she initiated studies in the Sc.D. degree program in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. After completing her degree in 2010 she joined the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. In addition to pursuing independent research, Dr.