Carole Browner, PhD, MPH

Medical anthropologist Carole Browner is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. She earned her doctorate and public health degrees from UC-Berkeley and has also held faculty positions at Wayne State University, the University of Barcelona, and Columbia University. Dr. Browner’s research interests have principally concerned the social impact of decoding the human genome, particularly how information derived from fetal diagnosis shapes pregnancy decisions and related reproductive experiences in U.S. Latino and other groups. Her current project concerns the meaning and use of genetic information in neurologists’ clinical practices. She has published more than 125 articles, book chapters and other pieces, was a founder of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, President of the Society for Medical Anthropology and serves on a number of Boards including the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation for Psychocultural Research. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes for Health, and numerous private foundations.


The 2007 Conference