Mar 9, 2023
Dr. M. Gabriela Torres, professor, chair, and associate provost at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, is a cultural anthropologist who teaches courses in Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Violence Against Women and Latin America and Latinx Studies.
Tune in as Torres and Diverse host David Pluviose discuss the future of health education and how she and her colleagues are launching a new series of faculty collaborations aimed at transforming health education at Wheaton and beyond.
The three-year project will expand the curriculum with new courses and teaching materials. It is expected to create new Liberal Education and Professional Success (LEAPS) and sophomore experiences and equips students entering health and medical fields to better serve diverse and underserved populations.
This is an episode you don’t want to miss.
“History is humanities. And so, that’s why I think thinking about race from an historical perspective and thinking about race in medicine from an historical perspective is really important.”
“Medicine is not neutral. It’s part of power structures that exist.”
“I understood that even if Latinos weren't constituted as a racial group, there were still health consequences that came from our ethnic identification. So that, in and of itself, made me really spend some time in my courses teaching about race and questioning it.”
Dr. M. Gabriela Torres: https://wheatoncollege.edu/academics/faculty-directory/m-gabriela-torres/
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