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Emily Mendenhall

About Emily Mendenhall

Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH is a medical anthropologist and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is the author of Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV (2019, Cornell) and Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women (2012, Routledge). She has written four dozen articles at the boundaries of anthropology, psychology, medicine, and public health and led a Series of articles on Syndemics in The Lancet. In 2017, Dr. Mendenhall was awarded the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology. Follow her on Twitter @mendenhall_em.

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