Anna Dhody is the curator of the Mütter Museum and Director of the Mütter Research Institute of The College of the Physicians of Philadelphia. As curator, she oversees the Mütter Museum's "disturbingly informative" collection, and works to provide a unique, informative experience for its 150,000-plus annual visitors.
Before joining the Mütter, she served as an osteologist at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. In 2003, Ms. Dhody traveled to Peru to work with the United Nations Development Programme and the Public Ministry of Peru, identifying some of the estimated 69,000 Desaparecidos, "the disappeared," victims of state terrorism. While in Peru, Ms. Dhody taught Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology to employees of the Public Ministry and performed analysis on many of the found remains.
In 2014 Ms. Dhody formed the Mütter Research Institute to promote the research and use of historic specimens in modern scientific and medical research.
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