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Mehret Mandefro

Éthiopie, États-Unis
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Productrice éthiopienne-américaine.

Elle est médecin et anthropologue.


Dr. Mehret Mandefro is an Ethiopian-American physician and anthropologist that produces visual ethnographies about the social determinants of health. Her ethnographic work about HIV positive women’s lives in the South Bronx and Ethiopia is the subject of a feature length documentary film entitled All of Us that aired on Showtime Networks from 2008-2010 and is used in hundreds of educational institutions. Upon completing her medical training, Mehret pursued her interest in media as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where she produced and directed a short documentary film entitled David the Piano Player. She subsequently produced the feature-length documentary film Little White lie which will premiere on PBS next year.

Mehret is currently President of Truth Aid, an ethnographic media production company. She received a BA, cum laude, in Anthropology and a Medical Doctorate from Harvard University, a Masters of Science in the Public Health of Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar and completed her Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. She is also the Chair of Public Affairs on the Board of Directors for EngenderHealth and was appointed as a White House Fellow in the Obama administration.