Faculty Spotlights

Changing Conditions of People's Lives More Broadly

Featuring Dr. Kang

Professor Dredge Byung’chu Kang's research focuses on beauty and love as they intersect with race, class, gender, sexuality, globalization, and structural violence in body modification and interracial relationships. Dr. Kang teaches courses on love, beauty, race, gender variance, sex work, sexual health, global health, inter-Asian / transnational Southeast Asian...

An Interview

Featuring Dr. Edington, History Professor

Claire Edington, Assistant Professor of History at UCSD, received her PhD in the History and Ethics of Public Health (Department of Sociomedical Sciences) from Columbia University in 2013. Before joining the faculty at UCSD, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University from 2013-2014 and an Assistant Professor of History...

Her Advice to Students

Featuring Dr. Kaiser

Professor Bonnie Kaiser joined us at UCSD in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the Department of Anthropology and Global Health Program. As an undergraduate at Notre Dame, Professor Kaiser studied Anthropology and Psychology. Immediately after undergrad, she attended graduate school at Emory University and received an MA in...

Anthropology of Global Health

Featuring Dr. Jenkins

In the wake of an exciting event at UC San Diego, “New Frontiers in Global Justice: A Conference with Amartya Sen,” PROSPECT had the opportunity to sit down with one of the minds who contributed significantly to the weekend’s discussion of global justice: Professor Janis H. Jenkins, Ph.D. A professor of anthropology and adjunct professor of psychiatry at UCSD...

On the Field of Global Health Policy

Featuring Dr. Mackey

Professor Timothy Mackey, Ph.D is the instructor of the new Fall 2017 course offered by the UC San Diego (UCSD) Global Health Program, GLBH 160. Global Health Policy. In this interview he shares his insights and background to enlighten us on this booming area in the field, which has been an area of increased interest by the student population at UCSD...

What Motivated Her to Join the Global Health Program

Featuring Dr. Gere

Originally from London, Professor Cathy Gere was a full-time activist in the American Indian movement, anti-gentrification and anti-poverty movements as well as Queer activism in New York and San Francisco. After returning to the UK to complete her PhD in History and Philosophy of Science, Professor Gere worked at the University of Chicago before...

Medical and Cultural Anthropologist

Featuring Dr. Varma

Meet the newest Global Health Affiliated Faculty on Campus at UC San Diego!​ Dr. Saiba Varma is a medical and cultural Anthropologist with a PHD from Cornell University. Her studies and interests include violence, medicine, psychiatry, and politics as they pertain to Indian-controlled Kashmir and South Asia in general...

Named to Dr. James Y. Chan Presidential Chair in Global Health

Featuring Dr. Csordas, Global Health Director

Congratulations to the Global Health Director for this phenomenal honor! Thomas J. Csordas, renowned anthropologist and director of the Global Health Program at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Dr. James Y. Chan Presidential Chair for Global Health in the Division of Social Sciences...​

Defining Global Health at UCSD

Featuring Dr. Raj

Anita Raj, PhD, is Director of UCSD's Center on Gender Equity and Health and is a Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine...

Tips for success in Global Health and GLBH 181

Featuring Dr. Eileen Pitpitan, Social Psychologist

Eileen V. Pitpitan, Ph.D. is a social psychologist by training. Dr. Pitpitan’s research focuses on disadvantaged and stigmatized populations, including substance users. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut and received postdoctoral research experience at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention and UCSD prior to her...

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