Author Info: Paul Farmer
Hometown: North Adams, Massachusetts
About: Paul Farmer is a U.S. anthropologist and physician, the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University, and an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In May 2009 he was named chairman of Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. His medical specialty is infectious diseases. Farmer is one of the founders of Partners In Health, an international health and social justice organization.