Dr. Catherine Panter-Brick, the newly appointed Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs, is a world-renowned expert on risk and resilience in contexts of war, forced displacement, famine, and poverty.
Dr. Panter-Brick’s research intersects several academic fields: medical anthropology, global health, human biology, child development, mental health, peace-building, and humanitarianism.
A medical anthropologist, Dr. Panter-Brick was trained in both human biology and the social sciences. She has directed more than 40 interdisciplinary research projects in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania, and the United Kingdom. For her work in humanitarian areas, she received the Lucy Mair Medal, awarded by the Royal Anthropology Institute to honor excellence in the application of anthropology to the relief of poverty and distress and to the active recognition of human dignity. She publishes extensively in biomedical and social sciences journals, and has co-edited seven books, most recently “Medical Humanitarianism” and “Pathways to Peace.”
At Yale, Dr. Panter-Brick directs the Program on Conflict, Resilience, and Health and the Program on Stress and Family Resilience. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Public Health.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on December 27