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 Therapeutic 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.
ISRN Pain, January 1, 2013
Pain, December 20, 2012
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), December 18, 2012
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), December 4, 2012
PloS one, October 23, 2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, September 10, 2012
Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, August 1, 2012
Chinese journal of integrative medicine, July 7, 2012
PloS one, June 27, 2012
Qualitative health research, June 6, 2012
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center