C. Pierce Salguero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Asian History & Religious Studies
Program Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies
The Abington College of Penn State University
1600 Woodland Rd. Abington, PA 19001 U.S.A.
I am an interdisciplinary humanities scholar fascinated by the intersections between Buddhism, medicine, and crosscultural exchange. I have a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and teach Asian history, religion, and culture at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in my scholarship is the interplay between the global transmission and local reception of Buddhist knowledge about health, disease, and the body. I approach this topic using methodologies from history, religious studies, translation studies, and anthropology, among other fields.
I am the author of the three-volume series Buddhism and Medicine (Columbia Univ Press, 2017–2020) as well as a number of other books and articles on various aspects of Buddhism and medicine. I am continually seeking opportunities to cross disciplinary lines in publishing and presenting my work. I also regularly publish writing for non-scholarly audiences, as it is important to me to create opportunities for dialogue with practitioners of Buddhism and Asian medicine. I am active in AAR, IASTAM, and other professional organizations, and currently serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asian Medicine.