Janis Jenkins

Case Western Reserve University

Janis Jenkins, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, worked on a project comparing how American families of Puerto Rican and European descent cope with chronic psychiatric illness. She is interested in specifying how social and living conditions in different family settings mediate the course and outcome of a major illness such as schizophrenia or a major depressive disorder. She presented her work at gatherings at the National Institutes of Health, the Harvard Program on Clinically Relevant Medical Anthropology, and the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago.

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