Ford Foundation

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    Attention to disease naming and framing can shape public health attitudes, perceptions

    Research from Associate Professor of Medical and Linguistic Anthropology T.S. Harvey demonstrates how a disease’s name can have a significant impact on the public’s perception, attitude and behavior toward the disease. Harvey argues that disease names should be selected with careful consideration of their potential impacts on public health from the framing of risk perceptions through the circulation of harmful misinformation. Read More

    Apr 11, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Harvey receives prestigious Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship, a first for Vanderbilt

    Associate Professor of Anthropology T.S. Harvey has been awarded a Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship—a first for a Vanderbilt faculty member—for his environmental justice and public health work in Guatemala. Harvey is one of only two 2022 recipients of the senior fellowship, which is intended to support research that advances and contributes knowledge to sciences, engineering and medicine. Read More

    Aug 12, 2022