Research Presentation Session 1
Sat April 29 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Medicine on the Periphery
Location: Holmes Learning Studio, TMEC 306
Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Linda Magana, PhD, MD candidate, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
“Confronting the Parasite of Puerto Rico: Power, Politics, and Hookworm Disease, 1898-1917”

Angel Rodriguez, PhD candidate (History of Science), Harvard University
“The United States and Republic of Guatemala: 20th-century perspectives on Inter-American science and medicine”

Darja Djordjevic, MD/PhD candidate, Harvard Medical School
“The ‘Natural’ History of Cancer in Africa: Tracking Malignancy, Oncology, and its Ideologies (1957-1984), with a Comparative View to the 21st Century in Rwanda”

Anita Chary, MD/PhD candidate, Washington University in St. Louis*
“Medical Students' Experiences of Mandatory Rural Service in Guatemala”
*(Co-author with Jessica Hawkins, Boris Martinez, Marcela Colom, David Flood, and Kirsten Austad of the Maya Health Alliance)

Medicine, Food, and the Body
Location: Peabody Learning Studio, TMEC 106
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Haushofer, MD, PhD (History of Science, Harvard University, expected 2018)

Colleen Walsh Lang, MD/PhD candidate in Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
“Technological Food: Extrapolation and Consumption”

Julie Barzilay, MD candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine
“The Allinsonian Way: Marketing, Medicine, and the Creation of an Interactive Health Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD, PhD, Resident Physician (PGY-1), UPMC/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
“The Dainty and the Delicious: Where Historical Research and Personal Experience Overlap”

Conceptualizations of Disease
Location: Cannon Learning Studio, TMEC 328
Moderator: Dr. Anne Becker, MD, PhD, SM, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

Clare Cameron, MD/PhD candidate, University of California - San Francisco
“Uncertain Evidence: Tuberculosis and the Making of the Ordinary”

Katherine van Schaik, MD/PhD candidate, Harvard Medical School
“Medical Decision Making: From the Hippocratic to the Modern”

Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD (Anthropology, Stanford University, expected 2017); Instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“On the Genealogy of Superspreading”

Matthew Adamson, MD/PhD candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Cancer Prognosis Communication: The Experience of Communicating, Understanding, and Negotiating Meaning”

Social Sciences in the Classroom and Clinic
Location: Castle Learning Studio, TMEC 128
Moderator: Dr. David S. Jones, MD, PhD, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Jennifer Tsai, MD candidate, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
“Integrating Critical Theory into a Student-Led Elective to Advance Structural Empathy in Medical Students"

Linda C. Magaña, PhD, and Kevin J. Gutierrez, MS; MD candidates at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
“Cracking the Curriculum: The Need for a Critical Examination of Race and Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education”

Josh Neff, MS, MD candidate, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
“Teaching Structural Competency: Lessons Learned from the Bay Area's Structural Competency Working Group ("Rad Med")”

Caroline Hodge, MD/PhD candidate, University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine; Raphael Frankfurter, MD/PhD candidate, University of California - San Francisco/Berkeley
“Elective Social Science: A Case Study in Curricular Reform at UCSF”

Envisioning the Physician
Location: TMEC 250
Moderator: Adam Baim, MD/PhD candidate, University of Chicago

Adam Baim, MD/PhD candidate, University of Chicago
“Eye Contact: Envisioning Surgery in Ophthalmology”

Jasmine Fernandez, Doctoral Research Scholar (English) School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology*
“Doctors in organ heist thrillers: Representations of medical-encounter in Donation (2008), The Organ Harvesters: A dystopian medical thriller (2015) and The Dismantling: A novel (2015)”
*(Co-author with Dr. Amarjeet Nayak, Assistant Professor of English, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, and Dr. C. Upendra, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology Indore)

Cynthia Avila, BA, The University of Chicago
“Operating Room or Operating Theater? Examining an evolution of spectacle on the surgeon’s stage.”

Victoria Koski-Karell, MD/PhD candidate, University of Michigan
“Of Magic and Medicine: Modernity’s disenchanted march through the hospital”

Social Epidemiology
Location: TMEC 227
Moderator: Dr. Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, Resident Physician (PGY-4), Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at University of California, San Francisco

Emily Unger, MD/PhD candidate, Harvard Medical School
“Protective Misperception? Weight Self-Perception and Blood Pressure in Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity”

Yihe Gao, MD/PhD candidate, University of Chicago
“Functional Assessments in Mental Health: An Example from Public Housing”

Chelsea Messinger, MD/PhD candidate, Harvard Medical School
“Factors associated with seasonal influenza vaccine uptake and vaccination recommendation to pregnant women among antenatal healthcare providers in Malaysia”

Jennifer Sun, MD/PhD candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
“Self-Perceptions of Aging and Care-Seeking Behavior: A Closer Look at Reasons for Health Care Delay Among US Older Adults”

Kent Simmonds, DO/PhD candidate, Michigan State University
“Sheltered Homeless Individuals Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Physical Activity”