Members of the network

Color Splash.
Credit: Jeremy Galliani.

Steering Committee

Vincanne Adams

Vincanne Adams is a medical anthropologist with research interests in food health, integrative medicine, postcolonial science and technology studies, global health, disaster recovery, Asian medical systems and globalization. She has worked in Nepal, Tibet, China and the United States.

Rama Baru

Rama Baru is a medical sociologist with research interests in health policy, commercialization of medical care, and inequalities and health. She has worked in India.

Carlo Caduff

Carlo Caduff is a medical anthropologist with research interests in cancer and cancer care in the South. His research on the accessibility and affordability of oncology is based in India.

Jeremy Greene

Jeremy Greene is a historian with research interests in twentieth century clinical medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, global health and the history of disease.

Helena Hansen

Helena Hansen is a psychiatrist-anthropologist and Professor and Chair of Research Theme in Translational Social Science and Health Equity at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Her research interests include faith healing of addiction in Puerto Rico, psychiatric disability under welfare reform, opioids and race, ethnic marketing of pharmaceuticals, and structural competency.

David Jones

David Jones is a historian of medicine with research interests in heart disease, cardiac therapeutics, human subjects research, and the health effects of air pollution. He has worked in the United States and India.

Junko Kitanaka

Junko Kitanaka is a medical anthropologist with research interests in depression, suicide, mental health and psychiatry. She has worked in Japan.

Francisco Ortega

Francisco Ortega is a philosopher with research interests in neurosciences, global mental health, autism and identity. He has worked in Brazil, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Michelle Pentecost

Michelle Pentecost is a physician-anthropologist working at the intersections of anthropology, science and technology studies, urban studies and global health. She has a longstanding interest in the role of the humanities and social sciences in health sciences education and is a founding member of the Health Professions Special Interest Group of the Medical and Health Humanities Africa Network. She has worked in South Africa.

Nikolas Rose

Nikolas Rose is asocial and political theorist with research interests in bioscience, biomedicine, neuroscience, mental health, migration and megacities. He has worked in Europe, North America, Brazil and China. Following his retirement from King's College London he now has Honorary appointments at the Australian National University and University College London.

Michael Westerhaus

Michael Westerhaus is a physician and anthropologist with research and teaching interests in the structural determination of health, building critical consciousness amongst health professionals, and the praxis and pedagogy of social medicine. He has worked in the United States and Uganda and serves on the Leadership Committee of EqualHealth.


Annmarie Adams
Warwick Anderson

Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance and Ethics in Health in the Department of History, with the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.

Dominique Behague
Oluwabunmi O Chirdan
Sarah Cunningham-Burley
Jean-Paul Gaudillière
Tamara Giles-Vernick
Janina Kehr

Janina Kehr is a social anthropologist with a research focus on medical anthropology. She works on moral economies of medicine and public health in Europe. Since 2017 she is SNF-Ambizione Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. She is currently pursuing her habilitation thesis on austerity medicine in Spain, where she is investigating public health infrastructures and care practices at the interface of debt economies, state bureaucracy and everyday experiences.

Anne Helene Kveim Lie
Guo Liping
Ilana Löwy
Michelle Morse

Michelle Morse is a Soros Equality Fellow, Founding Co-Director, EqualHealth and Co-Founder, Social Medicine Consortium. She works to strengthen medical education globally, expand the teaching of social medicine in the US and abroad, and to support health systems strengthening through EqualHealth.

Erica Nelson

Erica Nelson works at the Institute of Developmental Studies and the LSHTM Centre for History in Public Health. Her research interests include reproductive health, universal health coverage and healthcare systems, and primary healthcare services after the Alma-Ata declaration. She has worked on projects in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

Michael Parker
Bronwyn Parry
Robert Peckham
Ana Porroche-Escudero

Ana Porroche-Escudero is a feminist medical anthropologist, academic-activist and health educator. Her scholarship has focused on women’s health, breast cancer and social inequality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, cancer education, methodology and community involvement in research and development.

Gad Ruzaaza

Dr. Gad Ruzaaza Ndaruhutse, oversees the Community Based Education Research and Service (COBERS) program in the Faculty of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). His research domain is Higher Education Management, Rural Health, health services management and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). For his PhD he examined Community Based Education perspectives for health service delivery and how higher education can be poised to address health service delivery needs at community level. He has expertise in project design, implementation and evaluation, curriculum development, financial literacy & entrepreneurship and career mentorship.

Carsten Timmerman