Elizabeth Chacko

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There is an epidemic rise in diabetes in the developing world, with ensuing concern about the management and control of the disease. This study investigates the use of complementary therapies to manage Type 2 diabetes in an urban population in Kerala, a state in Southern India. Using ethnographic methods, it shows that the subjects' experiences of the(More)
Social disparity in the spatial distribution of healthcare providers in urban areas is a recognized problem. However, efforts to quantify the problem have been hampered by a lack of satisfactory measurements and methods. We revive and enhance a strategy based on provider density, proposed nearly three decades ago. The method avoids the border-crossing(More)
This fall marks the 70 th year of the Department of Geography at GWU. Our department continues to thrive with over 150 majors in Geography and Environmental Studies, 25 graduate students, and the creation of a new GIS Certificate Program to begin in 2014. We just completed a major Academic Program Review that demonstrated the growth of the department and(More)
This fall marks the Department of Geography's 6 th year in Old Main. We have robust numbers of Geography and Environmental Studies undergraduate majors and 22 graduate students in the Geography MA program. We also have 17 students in our new GIS Certificate program, directed by alumna Dr. Nuala Cowan. The Geography Suite in 1922 F street continues to be a(More)
I am very pleased to report that the Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program (which is housed within the Department) are flourishing. Numbers of both full-time faculty and students declaring a major in Geography or Environmental Studies are on the rise. We currently have 10 full-time faculty, 84 majors in Geography and 82 majors in(More)
The year 2011 marks several milestones for the Department of Geography at GWU. It has been five years since Geography became the institutional home of the Environmental Studies Program. Geography and Environmental Studies are both thriving with almost equal numbers of majors, and increasing numbers of students are declaring a minor in Geography and GIS.(More)
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