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In this short piece, I explore how medical anthropology could be deployed through interdisciplinary collaborations in a way that is both theoretically rich and poised to positively impact health outcomes. In particular, I consider how research agendas focused on improving health care outcomes reveal certain limitations and underlying assumptions within the discipline. What types of methodological shifts might occur if we interrogate those limitations and assumptions? What are some alternatives? To answer these questions, I turn to the concept of “syndemics” as one example of how a human rights approach can transform the way we do anthropology for the betterment of health among the most vulnerable.
Vega, Rosalynn. “Syndemics: Considerations for Interdisciplinary Research.” Somatosphere, 20 Sept. 2019, http://somatosphere.net/2019/syndemics-considerations-for-interdisciplinary-research.html/.
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