I am a medical anthropologist and use mixed-methods research to examine the intersections of identity and chronic disease, with a focus on diabetes in American Indian communities. I have training in team science, inter/transdisciplinary research, comparative effectiveness research (CER), and community based participatory research (CBPR) in frontier and urban settings.
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Mara Buchbinder, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Social Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UNC – Chapel Hill. Dr. Buchbinder’s current research examines the clinical encounter as a platform for exploring the sociocultural and political forces that shape the organization and delivery of healthcare in the United States, with a particular focus on the role of language in medicine. Dr. Buchbinder also has interests in the ethical dimensions of clinical communication and the patient-provider relationship.
Dr. Buchbinder’s forthcoming book, All in Your Head: Making Sense of Pediatric Pain (University of California Press, 2015), draws on ethnographic fieldwork in a multidisciplinary pediatric pain clinic to explore how clinicians, adolescent patients, and their families understand and work to alleviate intractable pain. Phenomenological approaches to pain have flourished in recent years because pain has been cast as a private experience that shatters language and evades representation. And yet, despite the obvious epistemological constraints on apprehending another’s internal states, language is what translates pain from the solitary and unknowable to a phenomenon that is richly described in literature, medicine, and everyday life. All in Your Head builds on phenomenological accounts but situates pain within an intersubjective context to emphasize the relational, everyday means through which chronic pain is understood and managed. Through careful attention to the language of pain and detailed analysis of how pain sufferers make meaning through interactions with others, the book reveals that however private pain may be, making sense of it is profoundly social.
Dr. Buchbinder is currently working on a new project that explores the ethical dimensions of mandated-counseling abortion laws, as well as the language ideologies underlying these laws and the scripting of clinical speech. In this project, she traces the multiple, complex, and ambivalent relationships between language and action at the intersections of medicine, ethics, and the law.
Megan A. Carney is a sociocultural and critical medical anthropologist specializing in gendered migration, migrant health, food insecurity, mental health, and immigration policy. She conducts research with Latin@ immigrants in the Western US, and with North African and Middle Eastern immigrants in southern Italy. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Washington and a Visiting Scholar at Arizona State University. She holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Short CV about my interest in urogenital anomalies
Name: Mohamed Abdel Baky Fahmy
- Professor and head of pediatric surgery Dept, Faculty of medicine for Girls, Al Azher University.
- Consultant and head of pediatric Surgery Dept, Nasser institute, Cairo. Egypt.
- Mb BC at Dec 1982, Al Azher University, Cairo, Egypt.
- Master General Surgery at Nov 1987, Al Azher University, Cairo, Egypt.
- FRCS at Jan 1992, Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh.
- MD in General Surgery at May 1997.
- Rectal Prolapse as an early presentation of meningitis in infants, Case report, Pediatric Middle East,
- Outcome of Submucosal Injection of Different Sclerosing Materials for Rectal Prolapse in Children, Pediatric Surgery International, 20, 352-355, May 2004.
- Ureterorectostomy as a Continent Urinary Diversion for Complicated Bladder Exstrophy in Children by using Modified Duhamel Procedure. International journal of Surgery, (2007) 5, 394-398 http://www. http://www.elsevier.com
- Neonatal genital prolapse, Paediatrics.me Vol.12 No.4 ,2008
- The Feasibility of Tissue Expanders in Reconstruction of Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevi in Children,J of Surgical innovation, May,2010. http://sri.sagepub.com/content/17/3/189.abstract
- Rare case of continuous and discontinuous Splenogonadal fusion in a single testicle, Annals of Pediatric Surgery Vol 5, No 4, October 2009, PP 284-287
- Applicability of Sigmoid Colon Graft for Vaginal Replacement (Colovaginoplasty) at Young Age, Surgical Science, 2011, 2, 422-426. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=7915
- The Spectrum of Genital Median Raphe Anomalies among Infants Undergoing Ritual Circumcision, Journal of Pediatric Urology, 2013, http://www.jpurol.com/article/S1477-5131(12)00294-X/abstract
- Versatility of Tissue Expander in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction After Removal of Vascular Malformations in Children. Annals of Plastic Surgery.
· The intra-abdominal testis: lessons from the past, and ideas for the future
Pediatric Surgery International October 2013, Volume 29, Issue 10, pp 1039-1045 http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00383-013-3406-5
· Spectrum of penoscrotal positional anomalies in children. August, 2014
International Journal of surgery: http://www.journal-surgery.net/article/S1743-9191(14)00485-3/abstract
I’m interested in congenital urogenital anomalies in general and Hypospadias, Epispadias specially.
In this regard I presented in many conferences about:-
- Rare genitor urinary anomalies
- Genitourinary anomalies associated with imperforate anus
- Rare complications of hypospadias repair
- Rare complications of circumcision
- Median Raphe congenital anomalies
- Urtetosigmoidostomy as a content diversion for cases of failed repair of bladder Exstrophy
I organized many International conferences about genitourinary anomalies:-
- All aspects of male circumcision. At Al Baha, Saudi Arabia, July, 2008
- International Hypospadias Repair Workshop, at King Fahad Hospital, Al-Baha, KSA, July 15-16, 2009, I invited many international speakers like; Prof Warren Snodgrass from Children’s Medical Center Dallas, USA, and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hadidi from Frankfurt University, Germany.
- Also in Cairo I held a workshop about hypospadias repair with Prof Antonio Dessanti, from Sassari University, Italy.
Also I’m a Co Editor to many international journals:
- Annals of Pediatric Surgery Journal
- Medical Journal of Case report, BioMed:
- Pediatric ME :- pharmedia.co.uk
- Journal of US-China Medical Science:
- Member of the World Association of Medical Editors WAME
- Egyptian Association of Pediatric Surgeon since 1995.
- Member of the board of Egyptian Association of Pediatric Surgeon.
- Member of the Egyptian Association of Neonatal & preterm care. http://www.epsa-eg.org/ http://www.epsa-eg.org/
As regard my social activities I wrote a book in Arabic directed mainly to mothers of babies who had congenital anomalies and children’s feeling in the operating room, this book published three times.
Douglas A. Feldman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Anthropology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York near Rochester, New York, and Past President of the Society for Medical Anthropology – an international organization with over 1,300 members. He is the former Chair of his current Department, and has served as Professor, Academic Director, and Institute Director at Nova Southeastern University near Fort Lauderdale, Florida; President of D.A. Feldman & Associates, Inc. – an HIV/AIDS social research organization; Research Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and faculty member of the M.P.H. Program; and founding Executive Director of the AIDS Center of Queens County – the AIDS service organization for the borough of Queens in New York City.
As a leader in AIDS and anthropology, and more broadly medical anthropology, he was the first anthropologist to develop as Principal Investigator a research study on HIV/AIDS in the United States in 1982 – among gay men in New York City. He also was the first anthropologist to do a research study on AIDS in Africa in 1985 – among hospitalized persons with AIDS in Rwanda. He started the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group in 1986, which had rapidly grown under his leadership. In 1987, Dr. Feldman led the formation of an AIDS service organization in the face of strong, and sometimes violent, community opposition. In 1988, he influenced AIDS policy in Bangladesh after meeting with government officials and the media. That same year, he founded the American Anthropological Association Task Force on AIDS.
He has also conducted AIDS social/behavioral research in Zambia, Senegal, Uganda, Hungary, and Florida. His published books include The Social Dimensions of AIDS: Method and Theory (1986), Culture and AIDS (1990), Global AIDS Policy (1994), The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History (1998), AIDS, Culture, and Africa (2008), Ethnicity and Health Care Delivery: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2009), and AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men (2010), as well as 78 other papers, posters, and articles. He has served as an expert witness on HIV/AIDS for eight law firms. Dr. Feldman has served as elected Treasurer and member of the Membership Committee of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, member of committees for the Institute of Medicine, elected member of the Nominations Committee of the American Anthropological Association, and elected board member of the Society for Medical Anthropology. He served as the Chair of the Friends of the Society for Applied Anthropology Committee. He is the recipient of the Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology (1996), and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology (2008). He is the Chair of the SMA Career Achievement Award Committee.