Paul Kadetz Professor of Practice/Co-Director of the Masters in Engineering, Sustainability, and Health

Dr. Paul I. Kadetz

Professor of Practice, Co-Director of MESH

Dr. Kadetz is a Professor of Practice in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at USD and serves as the co-director of MESH.   He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Global Health and Development at Queen Margaret University in Scotland and an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for China Health at University College London.

Paul completed his doctorate in International Development at The University of Oxford and works across the areas of Global and International Health, Medical Anthropology, and Sustainable Development. He has designed and directed global and public health undergraduate and graduate programs in The Netherlands, China, Rwanda, the UK, and the US, and clinically is a registered nurse, an adult nurse practitioner, and an acupuncturist. His research and scholarship have concerned antimicrobial resistance; post-disaster recovery and resilience; the impact of foreign aid on local healthcare; the impact of global health policies on local health; the anthropology of safety; and healthcare challenges in China, The Philippines, Guatemala, and Madagascar. 

Paul’s research has been published in over 100 journals, book chapters, and conference abstracts. His co-edited and co-authored volume, Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency, was recently published by Elsevier, as was his co-edited Handbook of Welfare in China (Elgar). His forthcoming Encyclopedia of Health Humanities, for which he serves as joint Editor-in-Chief, is being published by Springer in 2022.


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