By Sara Calabro
Medical anthropologist and world-religions scholar Linda Barnes directs the Boston Healing Landscape Project, an initiative that seeks to transform medical practice through educating the biomedical community about culturally diverse and religiously based approaches to healing.
Barnes is an associate professor in the family medicine and pediatrics department at Boston University School of Medicine, and directs BU’s masters program in medical anthropology and cross-cultural practice. She has researched numerous medical traditions around the world and is an expert on Chinese healing modalities, including acupuncture. Her work has been published in leading medical anthropology journals and she is the author of several books, including Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848. Keep reading