Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine
Dr. Eisenberg remains actively involved in human rights work through Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which she co-founded. She was the dean of students of MIT (the first woman to hold that position at MIT), then dean of student affairs at Harvard Medical School (1978–1990).
Andrew L. Ellner, MD, is an associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a primary care physician at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care. Previously he served as assistant medical director of the Jen Center. He is also co-director of the Harvard Center for Primary Care.
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.
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. Dr. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
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 BA degree in sociology and Spanish from Colby College. 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. While pursuing her doctoral degree in epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she conducted field research at Partners In Health sites in Peru and Rwanda. She joined the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in 2010.