GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
The broad area of Prof. Kaptchuk’s concern is the intersection of placebo studies and ritual theory. In conjunction with his colleagues at the various teaching hospitals, Prof. Kaptchuk’s work involves a multidisciplinary investigation of placebo effects that seeks to integrate concepts, research designs, and analytic methods drawn from the basic, clinical, and social sciences as well as the humanities (e.g., history and bioethics). He is currently director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter hosted at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2013
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. As a leading figure in placebo studies, a scholar of East Asian medicine, and an academic authority on medical pluralism, Professor Kaptchuk's career has spanned multiple disciplines, drawing upon concepts, research designs and analytical methods from the humanities and basic and clinical and social sciences.For more information, see his personal website.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), April 1, 2016
American journal of public health, February 18, 2016
BMJ open, December 11, 2015
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), December 2, 2015
PloS one, September 30, 2015
Allergy, September 10, 2015
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), August 13, 2015
PloS one, July 30, 2015
The New England journal of medicine, July 2, 2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, May 15, 2015
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center