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.
Jennifer Furin, MD, PhD, is an infectious diseases clinician and a medical anthropologist who focuses on global health. She received her PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995 and her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1999. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2002 and her fellowship in infectious diseases at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland) in 2004. Dr.
Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
Sehamuddin Galadari is professor of biology, and senior vice provost for research outreach and managing director of the Research Institute at New York University – Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). He is also an emeritus professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Cell Biology at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and visiting professor, Division of Medical Sciences, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford University UK.
Research Associate in Global Health and Social Medicine
Dr. Galea received his AB from the University of Michigan; his Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington; and, his PhD from University College London. From 2001–2016 he lived and worked in Lima, Peru, beginning first with helping implement an NIH-funded HIV prevention and treatment research site. Later, he directed the UCLA Program in Global Health’s Latin American office, and co-founded a gay men’s health center in Lima.