Death and Dying in Thailand

Scott Stonington
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:30pm

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


Dr. Stonington’s research is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Boston, MA. His work in Thailand addresses the globalization of end-of-life care, bioethics, pain management and Buddhism. His book manuscript, “The Spirit Ambulance: Life, Death and Ethical Tension in Thailand,” is in process with Cornell University Press. His work in Boston focuses on medical epistemology and the importance of social concepts for delivering effective and equitable health care.


Scott Stonington is jointly trained as a physician and anthropologist (Ph.D. UCSF/UC Berkeley 2009; M.D. UCSF 2011). He is now a clinical fellow in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.