Current Projects

  • Ongoing work with Tibetan doctors in Nepal and China
    Ongoing work with Tibetan doctors in Nepal and China

    I continue to work with Tibetan medical practitioners in Nepal and Tibetan areas of China, including bringing them together for workshops and helping to create other opportunities for them to learn from each other, preserve and transmit what they know to a new generation, and serve their communities.

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  • The OpEd Project
    The OpEd Project I am presently a Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project and Dartmouth College. The OpEd Project’s mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas that we hear in the world. This includes increasing the number of women thought leaders in key commentary forums. Through my involvement in the project, colleagues and I at Dartmouth have received outstanding mentoring and support in bringing scholarly and personal expertise into the public sphere. See some of my OpEd writing here. URL: www.theopedproject.org
  • Geisel Curriculum Redesign
    Geisel Curriculum Redesign

    Since 2012 I have been participating in efforts at curriculum redesign at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Specifically, I’m working with the Ethics and Medical Humanities Working Group, and conducting ethnographic research on student and faculty experiences of ethics, the medical humanities, professionalism

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  • Genes, Fertility and Social Change among High Altitude Communities in Nepal
    Genes, Fertility and Social Change among High Altitude Communities in Nepal

    I am currently working with Dr. Cynthia Beall (Case Western Reserve University) and Dr. Geoff Childs (Washington University – St. Louis) on a National Science Foundation grant that involved several months of field research in Nepal this year, in Lode Tsho Dun and the Muktinath Valley regions of Mustang District and in Nubri and Tsum valleys of Gorkha District.

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