Epidemiology and anthropology: A proposal to address complexity in public health

Guillermo Sánchez-Vanegas, César Ernesto Abadía

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Public health problems are complex, multifaceted, concatenat-ed and contradictory; epidemiology is in need of a complement allowing it to deal with such objects. Risk seen from the point of view of multivariate models' epidemiological perspective would seem to offer great potential in this respect but, nev-ertheless, this is inadequate for an integral understanding of study phenomena. The current proposal suggests integrating epidemiology and anthropology from dialogue between risk and narrative models arising from abductive, iterative and recursive ethnography.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiología y antropología: Una propuesta frente a problemas complejos en salud pública
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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