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Tim Dye on Food, Fear, and Fortunes: Sociomedical encounters with Hepatitis B among Tibetan Refugees in Ladakh

Tim Dye, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester

Despite the reported high prevalence of Hepatitis B in Tibetan populations, little is known about how Tibetans perceive of Hepatitis B, how they deal with it, and how stigmatizing it may be. This project represents a rapid qualitative inquiry to better understand Hepatitis B in the community and public health context of settlements governed by the Central Tibetan Administration in Ladakh, India. Qualitative interviews and focused discussions were conducted with 296 individuals, trying to elicit illness narratives and conceptual models of Hepatitis B. 

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Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.