People

Dean, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Program Co-Director
        Linda Hyman, PhD

Program Director
        Linda L. Barnes, PhD, MTS, MA

Program Assistant Director
         Lance Laird, ThD, MDiv

Program Steering Committee
        Linda L. Barnes, PhD, MTS, MA, Co-Chair (Family Medicine and Pediatrics)
        Linda Hyman, PhD Associate Provost of BUSM
                                           and Dean of the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
        Lance D. Laird, ThD (Family Medicine)
        Lee Strunin, PhD (School of Public Health)
        Barbara Bokhour, PhD (School of Public Health)
        

Faculty

The program draws on the expertise of its own faculty (Barnes and Laird) who work on a range of theoretical, ethnographic, and applied initiatives, as well as on the wide range of faculty expertise represented at the greater medical campus and the Charles River Campus. The program's faculty work in close collaboration with faculty on both campuses, as well as with community groups and practitioners.

Each entering student will be assigned a major advisor from within the program, who will help them design a program tailored to their intellectual, personal, and professional goals, and will continue to advise them throughout their two-year program. The advisor will also help the student locate additional mentors specializing in the student's concentration interests. By the end of the second semester, students are expected to select two Associate Advisors who will serve on the student's Final Project committee.

Each student's primary advisor must be a member of the faculty of the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Strong relationships currently exist between the faculty and staff of the Boston Healing Landscape Project, and faculty and program directors in the School of Public Health, and the Charles River Campus Departments of Religion, Anthropology, and Sociology. In addition to strengthening these relationships and related collabora tions, the proposed degree will also foster collaboration with the Departments of History, African American Studies, and East Asian Studies. These interdisciplinary, cross-campus bridges will help the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences meet the university's goals of building such collaborations.

Dr. Linda Barnes
Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Pediatrics
Director, Boston Healing Landscape Project
  Department of Family Medicine
Director, Masters Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice
  Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Boston University School of Medicine
>>>Biography
lbarnes@bu.edu
P. 617-414-4534
F: 617-414-5511
Linda Barnes
801 Albany Street
Room 319
Roxbury, MA 02119
Lance Laird
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Assistant Director, Boston Healing Landscape Project,
   Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Director, Masters Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice
Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
   Boston University School of Medicine
>>>Biography
lance.laird@bmc.org
P. 617-414-3660
F: 617-414-5511
Lance Laird
801 Albany Street
Room 319
Roxbury, MA 02119
Diane Weiner, PhD, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice
Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
   Boston University School of Medicine
>>>Biography
dianecanvt@yahoo.com
P. 760-525-3901 (cell)
Diane Weiner, PhD, MA
801 Albany Street
Room 319
Roxbury, MA 02119
Ellen Silver Highfield
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Director of Acupuncture Programs
   Department of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
 
ellen.highfield@bmc.org
P. 617-414-5475
Ellen Silver Highfield
801 Albany Street
Room 319
Roxbury, MA 02119

 

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