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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 Therapautic 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, Part-time
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
Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine

Kleinman is professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Esther and Sidney Rabb professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and was appointed the Victor and William Fung director of Harvard University’s Asia Center from 2008–2016. In 2011, Arthur Kleinman was appointed as a Harvard College Professor and received the 2011 Harvard Foundation Distinguished Faculty Award.

Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Gene Kwan, MD
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Kwan (MD, MPH) is a cardiologist and global health researcher developing expertise in the intersection between these two fields. His research stems from experience in the field in rural Rwanda and Haiti since 2008 in collaboration with local Ministries of Health and the non-governmental organizations Partners In Health and Zanmi Lasante. His research has helped determine that heart failure in rural Rwanda and Haiti is generally from endemic causes (as opposed to coronary heart disease) and a leading cause of hospitalization.