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Emily Mendenhall

School of Foreign Service

Emily Mendenhall is a professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program in the School of Foreign Service. She is a member of the Global Health Initiative faculty committee.

International activities include:

  • Author of Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV (Cornell University Press, 2019) and the forthcoming Unmasked: COVID, Community, and the Case of Okoboji in March 2022.
  • Lead author of a series of articles on syndemics in The Lancet published in 2017, which provides an innovative way to think about social determinants of health.
  • Principle Investigator of the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center study “Soweto Syndemics” at the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Published more than three dozen articles and four op-eds on medical anthropology and global health.
  • Inaugural co-editor-in-chief of Social Science and Medicine—Mental Health.

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