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Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

An International Journal of Cross-Cultural Health Research

Editor: Rebecca J. Lester

ISSN: 0165-005X (print version)
ISSN: 1573-076X (electronic version)

Journal no. 11013

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Rebecca J. Lester, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Lauren Cubellis, MA, MPH, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Arthur Kleinman, MD, MA, Founding Editor, 1977-1985

Byron J. Good, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, 1986-2004

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 1992-2004

Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2004-2007

Peter J. Guarnaccia, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2004-2007

Atwood Gaines, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, 2008-2018


Naomi Adelson, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Office of the Dean for Research Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

Neil Krishan Aggarwal, MD, MBA, MA, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

Eileen Anderson-Fye, Ed.D., Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Jesse Ballenger, PhD, Department of Health Administration, School of Nursing, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Phillippe Bourgois, PhD, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities, Department of Psychiatry,  University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Paul E. Brodwin, PhD, Department of Anthropology and Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, PhD, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.

Ellen Corin, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Vincent Crapanzano, PhD, Departments of Comparative Literature and Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA

Thomas J. Csordas, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

William Dressler, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Joseph Dumit, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA

Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jennifer Fishman, PhD, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Linda Garro, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Marco V. Boza Hernandez, MD, MPH, Hospital Dr. R.A., Calderon, Guardia, San Jose, Costa Rica

Christian Hervé, MD, Laboratoire d'éthique médicale et de santé publique, Faculté Necker, Université de Paris 5, Paris, France

Sushrut Jadhav, MD, Research Department of Mental Health, University College London, London, UK

Janis Jenkins, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Helen Lambert, PhD, School of Social and Community Medicine and Department of Archeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Roland Littlewood, MD, PhD, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry, University College London, London, UK

Stephanie Lloyd, PhD, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Anne Lovell, PhD, CESAMS, CNRS, INSERM, University of Paris 5, Paris, France

T.M. Luhrmann, PhD, Departments of Anthropology and Psychology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Elizabeth Lunbeck, PhD, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Cheryl Mattingly, PhD, Department of Anthropology and Division of Occupational Science & Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Neely Myers, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA

Michael Nathan, MD, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Kathryn Oths, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Chikako Ozawa-de Silva, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Robert A. Paul, PhD, Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Beatriz Reyes-Foster, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

A. Jamie Saris, PhD, Department of Anthropology, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, UK

Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Mitchell G. Weiss, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Sarah S. Willen, PhD, MPH, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Allan Young, PhD, Departments of Social Studies of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Anthropology, McGill University and the School of Medicine, Montréal, Québec, Canada






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     Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of work in three interrelated fields: medical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and related cross-societal and clinical epidemiological studies. The journal publishes original research, and theoretical papers based on original research, on all subjects in each of these fields. Interdisciplinary work which bridges anthropological and medical perspectives and methods which are clinically relevant are particularly welcome, as is research on the cultural context of normative and deviant behavior, including the anthropological, epidemiological and clinical aspects of the subject.

    Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry also fosters systematic and wide-ranging examinations of the significance of culture in health care, including comparisons of how the concept of culture is operationalized in anthropological and medical disciplines.

    With the increasing emphasis on the cultural diversity of society, which finds its reflection in many facets of our day to day life, including health care, Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is required reading in anthropology, psychiatry and general health care libraries.

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