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Thursday, March 3: Conversations on Health Disparities with Dr. Arthur Kleinman


We are delighted to present a conversation on health disparities with world renowned medical anthropologist, Dr. Arthur Kleinman. Dr. Kleinman’s lecture will focus on Global Mental Health: Social Inequality, Social Justice and Those Experiencing Mental Illness. Please mark your calendars and join us from 4-5 PM on Thursday, March 3, in GEB A102.

Drawing on his work directing the World Mental Health Report and the World Bank’s Out of the Shadows Report, Dr. Kleinman will join us via zoom, and discuss why social justice is critical to global mental health and what the needs are for improving global mental health, especially amongst the poor in both low-resource and high-resource countries.

This opportunity is open to the entire UTHSC community, and will count as a Conversations on Health Disparities credit on the Social Determinants of Health Co-Curricular Certificate. Please RSVP via Engage here. If you are unable to join us in person, please email Jess Guthrie for a zoom link.

About Dr. Kleinman: Arthur Kleinman, MD, author of The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor (Penguin/Viking 2019), is one of the most renowned and influential scholars and writers on psychiatry, anthropology, global health, and cultural and humanistic issues in medicine. Educated at Stanford University and Stanford Medical School, he has taught at Harvard for over forty-five years. He is currently a professor of psychiatry and of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School and the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. From 1990-2000 Kleinman chaired the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and from 2004-2007 he chaired Harvard’s Department of Anthropology.  He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.