Mark Lambert, Des Moines University Behavioral Medicine

Mark Lambert, Ph.D.

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Lambert’s teaching and research has crossed the traditional boundaries of bioethics, indigenous studies, the history of medicine and religious studies. Focusing on leprosy (Hansen’s disease) and its modern history in the United States, especially Hawai’i, Dr. Lambert studies the impact of stigmatizing diseases—HIV/AIDS, mental illness and neglected tropical diseases—upon already marginalized communities.

Having grown up in Kirksville, MO, Dr. Lambert is very familiar with osteopathic medicine and is eager to pursue new research on the historical development of osteopathy, especially regarding A.T. Still’s familiarity with Native American therapeutics and medical epistemology of the Shawnee.

Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of Chicago Divinity School (Theology and Bioethics concentration)
M.A., Divinity, University of Chicago Divinity School
B.A., Philosophy and Religion, Truman State University

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