Dr. Carolyn Sargent, a professor of sociocultural anthropology in Arts and Sciences, is currently studying how family members in several West African communities take part in medical and end-of-life decisions, specifically around cancer. As a medical anthropologist interested in maternal and child health, she is changing the conversation about health care in several West African countries dating back to her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin.
Strengthen public health institutions and health care decision making.
- University Abomey-Calavi (national university)
Chief Sunon Sinagonruigui Suru (Benin)
- Minister of Culture, Cheick Omar Sissoko (Mali)
- Madani Ly, M.D. oncologist at Bamako public hospitals
- Dr. Ly,Joseph Gligorov (Professor of Oncology, Tenon Hospital)
- Sarah Gehlert (Dean, Social Work, U South Carolina)