Dr. Edward C. Green


Edward C. Green, PhD is an anthropologist and former Senior Research Scientist at Harvard University. He was Director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.


He has worked for over 30 years in applied anthropology and international health, primarily in Africa but also in Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Much of his recent work has been in AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, and he promotes locally designed and driven behavior change approaches that were pioneered in a few African countries.


Dr Green has also designed and/or evaluated programs in family planning, primary health care, human resources development, maternal and child health, children affected by war, water and sanitation, refugee issues, conservation, cancer (fallout from Chernobyl) and mental health. He served as a public health adviser to the governments of both Mozambique and Swaziland.


His book Rethinking AIDS Prevention (2003) has been influential in promoting more evidence-based and culturally responsive AIDS prevention interventions. He serves currently, or has served, on a dozen boards of directors or advisory boards, including the Presidential Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS, the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health; the UNAIDS Steering Committee, AIDS 2031 (UN, Geneva, Switzerland), AIDS.org and the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health, Oxford University, UK. He is author of eight books and over 400 scientific articles, book chapters, conference papers or commissioned technical reports.


Dr. Green may not agree with all of the views presented in Cultural Imperialism. Clips of Dr. Hearst are from the documentary Miss HIV and were used with permission from Ethnographic Media.

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