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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.

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