Sumi Gupta Ariely serves as an Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health and teaches a variety of courses, including global health research methods and global health ethics. Dr. Ariely holds a PhD in Psychology with a focus on cognitive development and culture. She has international experience with global health issues in a variety of contexts (US, West and East Africa, South and East Asia) and has worked on maternal, child, and adolescent health, and community health development. As a developmental psychologist she is interested in the relations between cultural, social, and biological factors on health behaviors and outcomes. Recently, she has taken an additional role as faculty lead for DGHI's Durham Research and Service work. This connects to her and other faculty's long-standing interest in prioritizing the 'Local-is-Global' approach to GH work.
Global Health Service, Research and Ethics
Introduces ethical and human rights concepts in Global Health and current issues in health ethics. Explores how to understand and engage in ethical health service, intervention, research and education. Requires students analyze and critique ethical choices of individuals, policy-makers and health workers. Explores standards of care, access to care, best outcomes vs. distributed justice. Focuses on ethics related to infectious diseases; obesity, alcohol and tobacco; and environmental health.