Linda C. Garro, PhD

Linda C. Garro holds doctorates in Social Sciences - Anthropology (1983, University of California, Irvine) and Cognitive Psychology (1982, Duke University) and is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research activities are in the areas of medical and psychological anthropology and have addressed the following topics: representing cultural knowledge about illness; variability in cultural knowledge; health care decision making; health concerns in everyday life; illness narratives; and remembering as a social, cultural and cognitive process. Research sites include a Purépecha (Tarascan) community in Mexico, several Anishinaabe (Ojibway) communities in Canada, and middle-class families in urban Los Angeles. She is co-author, with James C. Young, of Medical Choice in a Mexican Village (1994, Waveland) and co-editor, with Cheryl Mattingly, of Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing (2000, University of California Press). Her articles have appeared in American Anthropologist; American Ethnologist; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Ethos; Medical Anthropology Quarterly; Social Science and Medicine; Transcultural Psychiatry; and other journals. She has been a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow in Clinically Relevant Medical Anthropology at Harvard University and is a past recipient of a five-year National Health Research and Development Program Scholar Award in Canada. In 1999, she received the Stirling Award from the Society for Psychological Anthropology. She has been elected to the executive boards of the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Society for Psychological Anthropology. She has been a member of an Institute of Medicine committee and has served on a number of editorial boards, including Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and Medical Anthropology Quarterly and the book series of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.


The 2007 Conference