Ariel Cascio, PhD

Ariel Cascio is an Assistant Professor at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine, teaching the Art of Medicine, and Society & Community Medicine to first- and second-year medical students. Dr. Cascio received a PhD in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University and conducted postdoctoral research in health ethics at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (with an affiliation also at McGill University, Montreal, Canada). Dr. Cascio’s research focuses on social issues around autism including cross-cultural autism studies, social movements, and lived experience. This research has been funded by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. As the adage goes, anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. The humanities are important to Dr. Cascio’s research projects because they draw on humanities methods through interpretive analyses of qualitative data.

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