The Road to ISIS – by Tom Bartlett
An unorthodox anthropologist goes face to face with ISIS. Is the payoff worth the peril?
Bartlett, T. The Road to ISIS. (20 May 2016). The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CHAM engages global health from a local prospective by performing specific research native to each area to better elucidate the social/medical needs of each locality while supporting and incorporating local health traditions into an integrative medical setting. While working via a combination of local traditions and western technologies, an atmosphere of trust and respect can be created and used as a tool to improve the health of individuals and communities in conflict areas and contribute to the resolution of conflict. The Center’s Fellows comprise experts in the areas of fields of medicine, surgery, neuroanatomy, psychology, violence from an inflammatory, genetic and endocrine perspective, non-communicable and communicable diseases in zones of conflict and mother/child/prenatal health care.
Dr. Decker Weiss
Artis Senior Research Fellow, Fellow International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, International Society of Angiology
The launching of a two armed research study on neurocognitive inflammation, conflict, violent behaviors, and assessment of conflict mindsets and cognition. Currently recruitment is underway in worldwide centers of conflict as well as microcenters to study acute response of the central nervous system, and inflammation as it relates to conflict scenarios.
The recognition and partnering of local medical and healing communities in conflict zones. If invited, Artis will then partner with these communities to establish medical centers, which will collaborate with locals in a way that honors and supports local values.
Conflict Zone Medical Training Rotations
With support from the Medical, Osteopathic, and Naturopathic communities as well as loan forgiveness programs, we will start the first “rotation” and training program in conflict zone medicine. Training will include medical technique, conflict resolution, language and cultural studies
Alderdice, The Lord John
President ARTIS Europe & Senior Fellow
Psychology – ARTIS Europe, UK House Of Lords
Director of Research & Senior Fellow
Anthropology – ARTIS, CRNS, University of Michigan & John Jay College.
CEO, Managing Director & Senior Fellow
Anthropology, Energy & Security – ARTIS, RTI International, Arizona State University & Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.
Research Fellow, Center for Health and Medicine
In addition to her position at ARTIS, Heather has worked with the Foundation for Global Leadership, the UNFPA and UNHCR, travelling to East Africa and the Middle East working with community health clinics, orphanages, aid, and refugee organizations. She has extensive experience running business operations for corporations, writing and editing scientific journal articles, as well as working with social enterprise solutions providing health and reproductive assistance to women in Africa and high impact areas. Heather graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Political Science and International Affairs.