An area of applied medical anthropology that I want to investigate further is public health. To me, this topic is very important. People all over the world depend on the information brought to them by people and organizations like the CDC etc. In the future, I foresee myself becoming a doctor. It will be my job to keep people safe by informing and updating them on certain medical issues. I find it very beneficial that people are educated and public health has a lot to do with that. This keeps people safe in numerous communities. There needs to be public awareness in all areas of the world so that people are safe to live in their home environments while also taking in new information that is being spread. Many third world countries suffer from medical issues because they are unaware of the many ways of prevention. This is due to the lack of public health services. Not all cultures will accept the information that is given to them, but it is worth trying to save as many lives as possible.
If I began working for an insurance company, I would take an anthropology view point because they have more knowledge on how things are related not just medically, but culturally too. Healthcare these days is expensive. Many individuals lack the financial support that is needed to obtain medical attention. If I were to work for this insurance company, my main priority would be educating people on how to prevent infectious diseases and other medical issues. When people are informed on how to keep healthy, they will be in less need of medical attention. I would study the cultural ways of different communities and see things from every perspective. I would not assume I know what is right for a culture and I would be open to endless ideas from their people specifically. Anthropologists have made mistakes in assuming they know what is best for a culture to solve a medical issue and that is sometimes not the case.