University of Rochester

EVENT: "A Chapter in Global Health History: The Politics of Primary Health Care c. 1978," lecture by Marcos Cueto of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the Gamble Room, 361 Rush Rhees Library, on the University of Rochester's River Campus. There will also be a reception at 4 p.m. in the Gamble Room preceding the talk.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 23, 2004

Marcos Cueto, a historian and professor in the School of Public Health at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, will discuss "A Chapter in Global Health History: The Politics of Primary Health Care c. 1978" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, in the Gamble Room, 361 Rush Rhees Library, on the University of Rochester's River Campus. There will be a reception at 4 p.m. in the Gamble Room preceding the talk.

Cueto, who is also director of the Institute of Health and Development, the research center of the School of Public Health, is an authority on the history of global and international health, Latin American history of public health, and the history of 20th century Peru. His areas of study also have included the origins of primary health care and the history of AIDS in developing countries, the legacy of malaria eradication campaigns in Latin America, and the history of epidemic disease in Peru.

Born and raised in Lima, Cueto studied social history at the Universidad Catolica of Peru and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Columbia University. He spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Program of Science, Technology and Society of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has also been a professor at the Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies of New York University. Cueto is the author of numerous publications in English and Spanish, including the book The Return of Epidemics, Health and Society in Peru during the Twentieth Century.

Currently a resident fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Cueto is the recipient of the Henry Schuman Prize of the U.S. History of Science Society and the Premio Iberoamericano of the Latin American Studies Association, as well as grants from the Pan American Health Organization, the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Social Science Research Council, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Cluster in Global Studies, the Department of History, and the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. For more information, contact (585) 275-2052.




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