MPRC Seminar: Ethnomedicine and Biomedicine In Rural Senegal: Rationality and Magical Thinking

When: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activities Building : 0124B
Event Type(s): Seminar

Speaker: Jack Sandberg, Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, George Washington University

About the Talk: In this research Dr. Sandberg explores cultural models among members of a rural population in Senegal related to the use of ethnomedical and biomedical therapies. The use of ethnomedical therapies is often disparaged among Western medical and public health practitioners as motivated by magical thinking. Using innovative disease-narrative data gathered as part of the Niakhar Social Networks and Health Project (NNHSP) Dr. Sandberg and his colleagues examine the dimensionality of schemas and associated behaviors motivating and influenced by the choice of therapeutic model, whether biomedical or ethnomedical.

Website: http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/new_e/event_1371835564888

For more information, contact:
Tiffany L Pittman
MPRC
301-405-6403




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