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Paul Farmer

Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Haiti
  • Rwanda

Major works

Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues (2001)
Pathologies of Power (2004)
AIDS and Accusations: Haiti and the Geography of Blame (2006)
In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez (2013)

About Me

Paul Farmer is the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and the Co-founder of Partners In Health. Dr. Farmer began a lifelong commitment to Haiti in 1983. He has written extensively on health and human rights and the role of social inequalities in distribution and outcome of infectious disease. In addition, Dr. Farmer has been developing novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings around the globe.

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