Author Biography

Elizabeth Ginalis is currently an undergraduate student at the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University and will graduate May 2016. She is majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Global Health and is also on the pre-medicine path. She will be traveling to Sri Lanka through the Student Research Training Program of Duke Global Health Institute this summer of 2014 to do global health research on traffic crashes in Galle.

This blog page is her final project for the course Trauma and Global Mental Health in Haiti (Global Health 323) for the Spring 2014 semester taught by Professor Deborah Jenson who is a professor of Roman Studies and Global Health.

Description of the course: Haiti as a case study in global mental health approaches to traumatic stress. Explores the genesis of the diagnostic rubric of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its relationship to local cultural contexts. Assesses critical and globalized approaches to adversity and shock reactions, with an emphasis on pioneering multi-site critical methodologies. Explores how global mental health practices have been analyzed and applied to Haiti by Haitian and non-Haitian practitioners. Fiction and prose by Edwidge Danticat will serve to bring historical and contemporary risks, ramifications, and co-morbidities of traumatic stress in Haiti into focus Haiti as a case study in global mental health approaches to traumatic stress. Explores the genesis of the diagnostic rubric of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its relationship to local cultural contexts. Assesses critical and globalized approaches to adversity and shock reactions, with an emphasis on pioneering multi-site critical methodologies. Explores how global mental health practices have been analyzed and applied to Haiti by Haitian and non-Haitian practitioners. Fiction and prose by Edwidge Danticat will serve to bring historical and contemporary risks, ramifications, and co-morbidities of traumatic stress in Haiti into focus.

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