Emily Mendenhall

Emily Mendenhall is the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Honorary Faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mendenhall is a medical anthropologist and author of Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements of Trauma, Poverty, and HIV and Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women. She co-edited Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives and has published widely at the intersection of anthropology, psychology, medicine, and public health. In 2017, she led a series of articles on Syndemics in The Lancet and was awarded the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology.

You can learn more about the three books she led for youth with free online teaching content here: www.ghn4c.org.



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