Merrill Singer: Global Warming: Deconstructing our Society as we Know It
Professor, University of Connecticut
Merrill Singer, PhD, a medical and cultural anthropologist, is a Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Community Medicine, and a Senior Research Scientist at Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention at UConn. Additionally, he is affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. The central issue in his work is the social origins of health inequality. Over his career, his research and writing have addressed HIV/AIDS in highly vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, illicit drug use and drinking behavior, community and structural violence, and the political ecology of health including the impacts of climate change. In recent years, his research has focused especially on the nature and impact of both syndemics (interacting epidemics) and pluralea (intersecting ecocrises) on health.