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What Can History Teach Us About Malaria Control?

Friday, September 9 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

Part of the Des Moines University Friday Seminar Series

Eric D. Carter, Ph.D.
Eric D. Carter, Ph.D.

Eric D. Carter, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of Anthropology, Grinnell College
Curriculum vitae/resume

Eric D. Carter is a human geographer with research and teaching interests in political ecology, health geography, international development, and environmental history, with a regional focus on Latin America.  Born and raised in California, he received his B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994, and his M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2005) in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He joined the Grinnell faculty in 2007, after teaching for two years at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.  As part of the EKI (Expanding Knowledge Initiative) at Grinnell, Eric teaches an array of interdisciplinary courses that promote spatial and geographical perspectives in the curriculum, including Geographical Analysis and Cartography, Health Geography, and Global Development Studies, in addition to the Latin American Cultures course in Anthropology.

His Ph.D. thesis, co-winner of the 2006 Jacques May Thesis Prize in Medical Geography, examined the social and environmental dynamics of malaria control in Northwest Argentina from 1890 to the present. Portions of this thesis have been revised and published in the Journal of Historical Geography, Journal of Latin American Geography, Geoforum, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. In addition to this research project, he has also studied the political ecology of shrimp farming in Ecuador (for M.S. thesis), agricultural biodiversity conservation in Mexico, conservation policy trends in Latin America, and political geography and identity in Argentina.


  1. Differentiate and explain malaria control techniques.
  2. Debate the merits of different malaria control strategies.
  3. Integrate ecology, history, and geography regarding malaria.

Disclosure statement

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the program director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

CME credit

AOA: Des Moines University Continuing Education and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credits.

Other: Attendees will be awarded 1.0 hour of continuing education credit.

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