Free Lecture: Urban Food Deserts in the Global South
Dr. Meredith Gartin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies at Ohio University. Recently, she served as the Program Coordinator for the Global Health Initiative, which promotes health-related study abroad opportunities and a multidisciplinary global health certificate program. She also develops new curriculum and teaches for the new Master of Global Health program at OU.
Dr. Gartin’s dissertation (PhD, ASU 2012) was based on fieldwork in Paraguay and examined the health impacts of urban “food deserts” using anthropological, geographic, and nutritional methods. She found that people become more vulnerable to changing food environments as incomes rise, counter to patterns in industrialized nations. The talk will review her research design and approaches to fieldwork. She will also share the key ways in which she integrates students into her own fieldwork. Dr. Gartin’s work has been published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly and other peer-reviewed outlets.
The talk will be immediately followed by a student lunch with Dr. Gartin hosted by the CSU Student Anthropology Association. Dr. Gartin will talk about opportunities for students interested in global health careers, including the Master in Global Health (MGH) at Ohio University.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:30am
Rhodes Tower, 947
1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115