David J. Hufford
David is Professor and Director at the Doctors Kienle Center
for Humanistic Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine
(Hershey), where he has appointments in Medical Humanities, Behavioral
Science, and Family and Community Medicine. He is Adjunct Professor
in the Program of Religious Studies at Penn and is currently providing
leadership in an initiative to establish a center on Spirituality
and Health in Penns School of Medicine. His primary research interests,
which incorporate perspectives on applied folklore and theory,
are in the areas of alternative health systems and folk belief
and practice. His book, The Terror That Comes In The Night,
explores the experiential basis for belief in the supernatural.
David teaches courses on the Ethnography of Belief, Folk and Unorthodox
Health Systems, and Human Diversity in Healthcare.
2nd Floor LH/6304
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