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). In addition to mentoring faculty in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, she is honorary psychiatrist with the Massachusetts General Hospital.
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. 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
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. He also is professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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.