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Green, Edward C. (Edward Crocker), 1944-
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The papers of Edward C. Green, circa 1970-2016, document his work as an applied medical anthropologist and research consultant focusing principally on the distribution and prevention of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in Africa and South America. Much of Green's research and policy focus lay in understanding indigenous health belief systems and instituting locally-designed approaches to major health concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, field diaries and typed research, sound recordings, photographs, and published reports and articles, including material from his dissertation research among the Matawai Maroons of Suriname.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Edward C. Green, circa 1970-2016, document his field research in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America and his career as an applied medical anthropologist and research consultant focusing principally on the distribution and prevention of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. The collection consists of correspondence, field diaries and typed research, photographs, sound recordings, and published reports and articles.
The bulk of the material covers Green's field research undertaken predominantly in the Dominican Republic, Mozambique, Suriname, and Swaziland. Of note are sound recordings of interviews, songs, and rituals recorded in Suriname between 1971 and 1973. These recordings document the Matawai dialect of the Saramaccan language, an endagered creole dialect derived from Portuguese, English, and Afro-Caribbean sources. Correspondence in the collection dates from 1973 to 2015 and is a mix of personal and professional correspondence with colleagues and friends. Publications retained in the collection consist primarily of reports on healthcare policy and education, produced between 1978 and 2016 and written for state agencies and non-governmental organizations for which Green worked as a consultant. The bulk of the reports were produced with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or one of its subsidiary funds.
This collection is arranged in 3 series:
- (1) Field notes, circa 1970-2016
- (2) Publications, circa 1978-2016
- (3) Correspondence, 1973-2015
Edward Crocker "Ted" Green is an applied medical anthropologist who has served as the director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (2006-2010) and as the founder and president of the New Paradigm Fund (2010-). He was born in 1944 to the Hon. Marshall Green, a United States diplomat, and Lispenard "Lisa" Crocker Green. He earned his bachelor's degree in anthropology from George Washington University (1967), his master's in anthropology from Northwestern University (1968), and his PhD in anthropology from the Catholic University of America (1974). Green produced his dissertation on the Matawai Maroons of Suriname. He served as the National Institute of Mental Health Fellow at Vanderbilt University from 1978-1979 and as the Takemi Fellow at Harvard University from 2001-2002.
Green's career focused on healthcare education and international policy surrounding sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS in addition to family planning, maternal and child health, primary health care, children impacted by war, and water and sanitation. Much of Green's research and policy focus lay in understanding indigenous health belief systems and in instituting locally-designed approaches to major health concerns. He has served with the Department of Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins University and as the Senior Research Scientist for International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has also served on over a dozen advisory boards or boards of directors, including the UNAIDS Steering Committee, AIDS2031 (2008-2009); the Presidential Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS (2003-2007); the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health (2003-2006); and the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health, Oxford University (2000-). Green has also worked as a consultant and as a public health advisor to the governments of Mozambique and Swaziland.
George Washington University Department of Anthropology. Edward Green Curriculum Vitae. Accessed December 20, 2016. https://anthropology.columbian.gwu.edu/edward-c-green
MedAnth: Medical Anthropology Wiki. "Edward C. (Ted) Green." Accessed December 20, 2016. https://medanth.wikispaces.com/Edward+C.+(Ted)+Green.
New Paradigm Fund. "Edward C. Green Bio." Accessed December 20, 2016. http://newparadigmfundorg.startlogic.com/about/leadership/dr-edward-c-green-bio/.
Born to the Hon. Marshall Green and Lispenard Crocker Green in Washington, D.C.
B.A. George Washington University (Anthropology)
M.A. Northwestern University (Anthropology)
Ethnographic field research among the Matawai Maroons of Suriname
Ph.D. The Catholic University of America (Anthropology)
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology
Visiting Assistant Professor, West Virginia University Department of Anthropology and Sociology
National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Social Scientist, Swaziland Ministry of Health and the Academy for Educational Development
Personal Services Contractor, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Swaziland
USAID SOMARC (Social Marketing for Change) Project Senior Staff, with John Short and Associates and The Futures Group
Advisor for Family Health International (FHI) and AIDS Control and Prevention Project (AIDSCAP) in South Africa and Tanzania
Advisor to the Mozambique Ministry of Health, under sponsorship of the Swiss Development Cooperation
Board Member, World Population Society
Advisor for AIDSCAP and USAID in Southeast Asia
Advisory Board Member, Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health, Oxford University
Takemi Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health
Senior Research Scientist, International Health, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Member, Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health
Member, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
Behavior Change and Evaluation Specialist, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia
Senior Consultant for W.K. Kellogg Foundation programs in southern Africa
Director, AIDS Prevention Project, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Member, UNAIDS Steering Committee, AIDS2031
Consultant for World Bank programs in southern Africa
Director, New Paradigm Fund, Washington DC
Elizabeth Eddy Visiting Professor of Anthropology, University of Florida
Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Research Professor, George Washington University Department of Anthropology
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Digitization and preparation of sound recordings for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
The collection arrived at the National Anthropological Archives organized by material type. At the series level, that original organization has been retained. A chronological arrangement of materials within each series and subseries was imposed by the processor. In the case of Subseries 1.3: Cards, the processor attempted to reconstruct out of uncertain order the relationships of the various topics and sub-categories identified by the creator (i.e., the sub-category "Affinity" was moved under the topic "Kinship"). Individual research cards were not rearranged to reflect chronology or any other organizational principle, thus retaining as best as possible the original relationships created by Green. Collection materials were rehoused and sticky notes attached to papers were photocopied and discarded. In Series 2: Correspondence, mailing envelopes were also discarded.
Processed and encoded by Katherine Madison, 2016-2017
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Edward C. Green in 2016. Additional digital material was donated by Edward Green in 2018.
1 VHS and 1 DVD ("What Happened in Uganda?"), and 1 DVD ("Miss HIV: Botswana Education Version") were tranferred to the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA).
- 2011. with Allison Herling Ruark.
AIDS, Behavior, and Culture: Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World. New York, NY: Routledge.
- 2009. "New Challenges to the AIDS Prevention Paradigm." In
Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, edited by Peter Brown and Ron Barrett. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
- 2006. with Allison Herling Ruark.
The ABC Approach to Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV. Washington, DC and Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press.
- 2003. with John Janzen. "Continuity, Change, and Challenge in African Healing." In
Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, edited by Helaine Selin, 1-26. Dordecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Rethinking AIDS Prevention: Learning from Successes in Developing Countries. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Indigenous Theories of Contagious Disease. Lanham, MD and Oxford: AltaMira Press.
- 1999. "The Involvement of African Traditional Healers in the Prevention of AIDS and STDs." In
Anthropology in Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society, edited by Robert A. Hahn, 63-83. London and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Indigenous Healers and the African State. New York City: Pact Publications.
AIDS and STDs in Africa: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
- 1987. "Anthropology and the Integration of Modern and Traditional Health Sectors in Swaziland." In
Anthropological Praxis: Translating Knowledge into Action, edited by Robert M. Wulff and Shirley J. Fiske, 81-97. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Practicing Development Anthropology. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
- 1974. "The Matawai Maroons: An Acculturating Afro-American Society." PhD Dissertation, The Catholic University of America.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Conditions Governing Access
The Edward C. Green papers are open for research. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Digital media (including 1 computer disc of photographic slides, 1 DVD, and 3 USB flash drives) are restricted for preservation reasons.
Access to the Edward C. Green papers requires an appointment.
Edward C. Green papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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