Anthropologist psychiatrist sees global health through a cultural prism
- I was really excited by the idea of medicine as a social and cultural system, rather than as just a technical skill set,” he recalled of that moment. Today, Kalofonos is right where he wants to be. A psychiatrist and medical anthropologist with a deep background in HIV/AIDS treatment and the cultural issues that surround it in Africa, Kalofonos has a joint appointment to the UCLA International Institute and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. In the spring, he will teach his first course in global health, “Living with HIV/AIDS in Africa,” for the International Institute.