Meet the Professor - FABIAN CRESPO "Epidemics, Pandemics, and now Syndemics! Lessons from Tuberculosis and Leprosy in Medieval Europe"
Infectious diseases have played a major role in the evolution of the human species. Now, a syndemic approach recognizes historical contingencies and interactions, allowing us to explore larger bio-ecological environments and social structures that converge to produce disproportionately infected spaces for some, but not all, members of society. Fabian Crespo, Professor of Anthropology, pursues research interests in human and ecological immunology and infectious diseases. He will talk about tuberculosis and leprosy in Medieval Europe as excellent models for exploring complex syndemic approach of disease interaction.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Club & Alumni Center, Ballroom B
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208