Neil Prose’s primary area of clinical interest is pediatric dermatology. He is also interested in providing care for skin disease in developing countries. Through a number of projects in Latin America and Africa, he has developed protocols and teaching manuals for this purpose.
Dr. Prose's main area of academic interest is provider-patient communicaiton. He is actively involved in developing new models for teaching empathic communication skills to medical students, nurses, midwives, and doctors in low and middle income countries. His work includes developing curricula for medical and midwifery students in South Africa, Ethiopia and southern Chile, and for midwives and health extension workers in Ethiopia.
Global Health Communication
Explores the differing perspectives of patients and their health care providers; considers the role of implicit bias in the evolution of disparities in health care quality for racial and ethnic minorities; investigates the problem of health care communication across cultures; examines the ways in which charitable foundations in the United States and Europe might impose a Western model of health care communication on communities in developing countries; considers creative approaches to creating trust and effective communication between patients and the systems which provide health care. Intended only for focus students in global health cluster.