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Monica Berger González, PhD, MPH

Head, Unit of Medical Anthropology in the Center for Health Studies, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Monica Berger González, PhD, MPH

Mónica Berger González is a sociocultural anthropologist from Guatemala with a PhD in Sciences from ETH Zürich. She heads the Unit of Medical Anthropology within the Center for Health Studies at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and is an associate researcher of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel. Her research is focused on intercultural transdisciplinary processes to address plurimedical systems in inequity, ethnomedicine of Mesoamerican populations, public health policy and its impact on indigenous groups and One Health approaches, among others.

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Traditional Herbal Medicine in Mesoamerica: Toward Its Evidence Base for Improving Universal Health Coverage

Science with society in the anthropocene

Patient-centered boundary mechanisms to foster intercultural partnerships in health care: a case study in Guatemala


“We need to bring a little cultural humility to health messaging, to collaborate with traditional systems that have more leverage in communities. Social science is prepared to create these bridges between knowledge systems.”
Dr. Monica Berger González
Speaking at the VARN2022 conference
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