Dr. Kristen McLean is an Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program at the College of Charleston. She received her B.A. and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Emory University and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University. Her academic areas of specialization include medical anthropology and global health. Over the past ten years she has been engaged in academic and international development work on issues related to youth, gender, mental health, and medical humanitarianism. Her work is primarily situated in Sierra Leone, where she has been conducting research since 2013.