Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan Featured in the Shakti: Powerful Feminine: A Navarātri 2020 Speaker Series
On October 19, 2020, Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan was featured in the Shakti: Powerful Feminine: A Navarātri 2020 Speaker Series. The event centered on impactful South Asian women coming from different realms but united by their energy and boldness. It was co-sponsored by Georgetown Hindu Student Association, Georgetown University’s Women’s Center, Georgetown University’s Dharmic Life, Yale University Chaplain’s Office, and Princeton University Hindu Life Program.
Professor Lakshmi Krishnan, MD, PhD, is a medical historian, and focuses primarily on diagnosis and clinical reasoning. She currently is writing a history of diagnosis and notes how this very practice parallels an investigation done by detectives. Professor Krishnan also studies the relationship between medicine and health equity and the history of health disparities. This work promotes the need for better medical practices which can help marginalized communities receive more personalized care.
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