Marzia Celeste Ravazzini
Marzia Celeste Ravazzini is a medical anthropologist dealing with health-poverty-vulnerability, both as a researcher and in the field.
She has developed a multi-year experience on humanitarian aid, global and mental health, human rights working with refugees, minorities and disadvantage people. During and after the Balkan wars she worked with Caritas Italy in the region (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albany). For more than 10 years she coordinated the Study Center on Urban Suffering, linked to Casa della Carità Foundation, established by the Archbishop of Milan Carlo Maria Martini, managing projects in different countries (Romania, Sri Lanka, Mali, India, South Africa, Egypt and Bolivia). She is now working on the “Health Centers” project, an Italian community-based convergence model aimed to address the traditional division between medical, legal, and social services provided by the Government.
From 2018, she started to collaborate with Georgetown University and FBK on the joint GFBHS programme, dealing with Global Health, new technologies and community empowerment (Bangladesh, India, Colombia and Kenya).
She earned her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology at the University of Studies of Milan, Faculty of Medicine, after a master degree in Political Science.