Postdoc Practice Job Talk: Bonnie Kaiser, Ph.D., Duke Global Health Institute
The Duke University Postdoc Association (DUPA) and the Office of Postdoctoral Services provide postdocs the opportunity to practice their job talks and get valuable feedback from a diverse and intelligent audience - this means YOU! If you are interested in giving a practice job talk, please e-mail Ashley and Will (see below).
On Jan 18 at 10:00 am, Bonnie Kaiser from the Duke Global Health Institute will present her talk on "Cultural Idioms, Contested Measures, and Intervening in Global Mental Health: The Case of Haiti" (abstract below). We encourage postdocs to attend and support Bonnie by providing feedback! You don't have to be in the same field of study; presenters receive valuable info from audience members about clarity, communication style, and other 'big picture' issues.
Title and Abstract: Cultural Idioms, Contested Measures, and Intervening in Global Mental Health: The Case of Haiti
Drawing on examples from Haiti, this talk provides an overview of anthropology's critical yet solution-oriented engagement with global mental health. I offer several examples of the way that an anthropological perspective can contribute to improved screening, clinical communication, and intervention design. Finally, I show how attention to cultural models and language can improve mental health care, and I explore the role of Vodou in treatment-seeking behavior.