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Clinical Medical Anthropology

For this weeks blog I chose to investigate clinical medical anthropology. The reason why this interests me the most is because In the future I hope to become a doctor and this is the area of applied medical anthropology that…

Public Health

The area/intersection of applied medical anthropology I chose to further investigate is the area of public health. Public health is something I am interested in learning more about and further researching for many reasons. Foremost, after finishing undergraduate studies here…

Malnutrition in Haiti

The global health problem that I chose to do was malnutrition in Haiti. The effects that malnutrition causes is little to no weight gain, impairment of the immune system and even behavioral changes. In Haiti, it is a leading cause…

Public Health

I chose to look into public health because it most closely relates to my future career. I wish to purse a career in medicine so public health is the main priority in my mind. Public health is “the science and…

Ebola in Africa

For the week 6 post I chose Ebola in Africa as it is the most current of major disease outbreak in the modern world as well as has a history of existence in Africa such as in Guinea. The Ebola…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I picked this intersection of applied medical anthropology because this is the first anthropology class I have taken and I have found it very interesting. I was planning to look more into it and what a career in medical anthropology…

Community Health

The community health intersection applies to my future goals because my ultimate plan is to become a veterinarian.  By becoming a veterinarian I will be helping the animal community.  Although this may not be the community that most anthropologists would…

HIV/AIDS in Swaziland

The global health problem that I chose to discuss is HIV in Swaziland. Swaziland is a small country located in Southern Africa where HIV/AIDS has been extremely devastating.  At 26%, Swaziland has the highest incidence of HIV worldwide, and with…

Water Contamination in Guatemala

As I’ve been told in a number of (rather depressing) environmental health and policy courses, water quality around the world and it equitable distribution is a growing concern around the world. I have particularly focused on the country of Guatemala…

Epidemiology

This week I want to look at the intersection of applied anthropology with the field of epidemiology. I’ve acquired two specializations during my undergrad at Michigan State, one in Bio Ethics (BHS) and the other in Scientific Policy (STEPPS). A…