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Eric Jacobson, Ph.D.
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
Erica James, PhD
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. James, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT, co-directs the course, HST934 Introduction to Global Medicine: Bioscience, Technologies, Disparities, Strategies. She also co-chairs the Harvard Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry, and Global Mental Health.

David Jones, Ph.D., M.D.
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine

David Jones completed his A.B. degree at Harvard College in 1993 (History and Science), and then pursued a PhD in History of Science at Harvard University and an MD at Harvard Medical School, receiving both in 2001. After an internship in pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, he trained as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and then worked for two years as a staff psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Cambridge Hospital.

Ted Kaptchuk
Professor of Medicine

Ted J. Kaptchuk is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is also a professor of Global Health and Social Medicine.

Amalie Kass, MEd
Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine

Amalie Moses Kass, MEd, is a historian. Among her many writings are two books: she authored Midwifery and Medicine in Boston: Walter Channing, M.D., 1786-1876 and co-authored Perfecting the World: The Life and Times of Thomas Hodgkin, MD.

Arlene Katz, EdD
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Katz is a lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and teaches cross-cultural care in the residency program, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance. Her main research interests include the culture of medicine, qualitative methods in multicultural mental health, disparities in vulnerable populations, newborn health and social change, and ageism and stereotyping. Dr.

Joan Kaufman, D.S.
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Joan Kaufman, MA, MS, ScD, is the director of the Columbia Global Centers | East Asia. She is also a lecturer on global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, principal and faculty affiliate of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and distinguished scientist and senior lecturer at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she has been teaching on health policy.

Vanessa Kerry
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Vanessa Kerry is the director of the Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The program helps examine the underutilization of healthcare as a tool to address economic, social, and cultural disparities that define poor health domestically and internationally. Dr.

Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Keshavjee is an associate professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai. He also serves as a physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Aamir Khan
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine