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Elysée Nouvet is a medical anthropologist whose work is united by commitment to bringing the lived experiences of those on the receiving end of initiatives developed in the name of health equity and humanity to bear on understandings and assessments of the value, limits, and impacts of those initiatives.
Her doctoral work (2011, York University) focused on the social determinants, expression, and impacts of pain and distress in a Nicaraguan shanty. Since then, she has developed and co-led research on perceptions and moral experiences of short-term medical missions in Central America, end-of-life care in Canadian hospitals, clinical trials during the West-Africa ebola epidemic, and palliative care in disasters and public health emergencies. She is also co-investigator in an arts-informed project exploring, in collaboration with a number of community groups public performances of need and care in Hamilton, Ontario.
Her current program of research is funded by the Wellcome Trust/Save the Children/DFID R2HC (Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises) program and the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada (Project grant and Partnership Development Grants).