Carole H. Browner

 

   

 

My complete CV is available here in PDF form.

 

Carole H. Browner, Ph.D., MPH
Professor,
Department of Anthropology,
Department of Women's Studies
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Geffen School of Medicine

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Education/Training

New School for Social Research, NY, NY B.A. 1969 Social Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA M.A. 1974 Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Ph.D. 1976 Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA M.P.H. 1977 Health Administration and Planning

Positions and Honors

Positions

  • 1977-83 Assistant Professor and Coordinator of M.A. Program in Applied Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • 1983-84 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • 1983-87 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA.
  • 1983- Member, Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA.
  • 1987-93 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA.
  • 1989-93 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UCLA.
  • 1993- Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA.
  • 1993- Professor, Department of Anthropology, UCLA.
  • 1999 Visiting Professor, Universitat Rovira I Virgil, Tarragona, Spain.
  • 2004-05 Visiting Professor, Department of Socio-Medical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • 2009- Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, UCLA.
  • 2010- Chair, Department of Anthropology, UCLA.

Honors

  • 1980-83 Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology, American Anthropological Association
  • 1987-89 Review Panel for Behavioral and Neural Sciences (Social/Cultural Anthropology) National Science Foundation
  • 1987-89 Nominations and Elections Committee, Society for Applied Anthropology (named Chair, 1989)
  • 1987-90 Executive Board, Society for Medical Anthropology
  • 1988-91 Councilor, Society for Latin American Anthropology
  • 1990-91 Executive Board, Society for Medical Anthropology
  • 1992-94 Editorial Board, Medical Anthropology Quarterly
  • 1994-97 Executive Committee, Society for Applied Anthropology
  • 1995-97 President, Society for Medical Anthropology
  • 1995-96 Executive Board, American Anthropological Association
  • 1998-99 Visiting Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation
  • 1999-02 Editorial Board, Medical Anthropology Quarterly
  • 2000 Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (3 volumes)
  • 2001 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
  • 2001- Steering Committee, Special Grants Program on Migration and Health, California Policy Research Center, Office of the President of the University of California
  • 2002- Advisor, Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council
  • 2002 Ad hoc Review Panel, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues, Center for Human Genome Research, NIH
  • 2002- Editorial Board, Anthropology of Work Review
  • 2003 Outstanding Research Mentor Award, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA.
  • 2009 Medical Anthropology Student Association MASA Mentoring Award, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2009.

Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order)

Browner, C.H. 1979. Abortion Decision Making: Some Findings from Colombia. Studies in Family Planning 10 (3): 96-106. Translated and reprinted in Estudios de Población IV (1-6): 16-29, 1979. PDF

Browner, C. H. 1980. The Management of Early Pregnancy: Colombian Folk Concepts of Fertility Control. Social Science and Medicine 14B: 25-32. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Lewin, E. 1982. Female Altruism Reconsidered: The Virgin Mary as Economic Woman. American Ethnologist 9(1):61-75. PDF

Browner, C. H. 1983. Male Pregnancy Symptoms in Urban Colombia. American Ethnologist 10(3): 494-510. PDF

Browner, C.H. 1986. Gender Roles and Social Change: A Mexican Case Study. Ethnology 25(2): 89-106. PDF

Browner, C.H. 1986. The Politics of Reproduction in a Mexican Village. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 11(4): 710 -24. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Perdue, S. T. 1988. Women’s Secrets: Bases for Reproductive and Social Autonomy in a Mexican Community. American Ethnologist 15(1): 84-97. PDF

Browner, C.H. 1989. Women, Household and Health in Latin America. Social Science and Medicine 28 (5): 461-73.  PDF

Browner, C. H. and Press, N. A. 1995. “The Normalization of Prenatal Diagnostic Screening.” In, F. Ginsburg and R. Rapp, eds. Conceiving the New World Order, pp. 307-322. Berkeley: University of California Press. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Press, N. A. 1996. The Production of Authoritative Knowledge in American Prenatal Care. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 10(2): 141-156. PDF

Browner, C. H., Preloran, H. M. 1999. The Effect of Male Partners on Latinas’ Amniocentesis Decisions. Journal of Genetic Counseling 8(2): 85-109. PDF

Browner, C. H. 1999. On the Medicalization of Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 13(2): 135-40. PDF

Browner, C. H., Preloran, H. M., and Cox, S. J. 1999. Ethnicity, Bioethics, and Prenatal Diagnosis: the Amniocentesis Decisions of Mexican-origin Women and their Partners. American Journal of Public Health 89(11): 1658-66. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2000. Latinas, Amniocentesis and the Discourse of Choice. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 24(3): 353-75. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2000. Interpreting Low-Income Latinas’ Amniocentesis Refusals. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 22(3): 346-68. PDF

Browner, C. H. 2000. Situating Women’s Reproductive Activities. American Anthropologist, 102(4): 773-88. PDF

Root, R. and Browner, C. H. 2001. Practices of the Pregnant Self: Compliance with and Resistance to Biomedical Prenatal Norms. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 25(2): 195-223. PDF

Preloran, H. M, Browner, C. H., & Lieber, E. 2001. Strategies for Motivating Latino Couples’ Participation in Qualitative Health Research. American Journal of Public Health, 91(11): 1832-41. PDF

Browner, C. H. Preloran, H. M., Casado, M. C., Bass, H. and Walker, A. 2003. Genetic Counseling Gone Awry: Some Consequences of Miscommunication between Prenatal Genetic Service Providers and Latina Clients. Social Science and Medicine, 56(9): 1933-1946. PDF

Markens, S., Browner, C.H., and Preloran, H.M. 2003. “I’m Not the One They’re Sticking the Needle Into”: Latino Couples, Fetal Diagnosis, and the Discourse of Reproductive Rights. Gender & Society, 17(3): 462-481. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H.M. 2004. Expectations, Emotions, and Medical Decision Making: A Case Study on the Use of Amniocentesis. Transcultural Psychiatry 41(4): 427-444. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Levin, B. W., eds. 2005.  The Social Production of Health: Critical Contributions from Evolutionary, Biological, and Cultural Anthropology. Papers in Memory of Arthur J. Rubel.  Invited theme issue for Social Science and Medicine 61(4): 745-878. PDF

Levin, B. W. and Browner, C. H. 2005. The Social Production of Health: Critical Contributions from Evolutionary, Biological, and Cultural Anthropology. Social Science and Medicine 61(4):745-50. PDF

Preloran, H. M., Browner, C. H., and Lieber, E. 2005. Impact of Interpreters’ Approach on Latinas’ Use of Amniocentesis. Health Education & Behavior 32(5):599-612. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2006. “Culture and Communication in the Realm of Fetal Diagnosis. Unique Considerations for Latino Patients.” In, Neil F. Sharpe and Ronald F. Carter, eds. Genetic Testing: Current Practices, Ethical Concerns, Legal Considerations, pp. 31-44. NY: John Wiley & Sons. PDF

Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2006. “Entering the Field: Recruiting Latinos for Ethnographic Work.” In, Dick Hobbs and Richard Wright, ed. Handbook of Fieldwork, pp. 93-106.London: Sage. PDF

 Browner, C. H. and Sargent, C. F. 2007.  “Engendering Medical Anthropology.” In, Serge   Genest and Francine Saillant, eds. Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and   Shared Concerns, pp. 233-51. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Ltd. PDF

Browner, C. H. 2007. Can ‘Gender Equity’ in Reproductive Programs and Policies Unintentionally Reinforce Male Authority?” In, Marcia Inhorn, ed. Reproductive Disruptions, Childlessness, Adoption, and Other Reproductive Complexities, pp. 145-164.  Oxford: Berghahn. PDF

Hess, P., Preloran, H. P., and Browner, C. H. 2009. Diagnostic Genetic Testing for a Fatal Illness: The Experience of Patients with Movement Disorders. New Genetics and Society 28(1): 3-18. PDF

Markens, S., Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. Interrogating the Dynamics between Power, Knowledge and Pregnant Bodies in Amniocentesis Decision-Making. Sociology of Health and Illness, in press, 32(1), 2010.  PDF

Browner, C. H. and Preloran H. M. 2011, Neurogenetic Diagnoses, the Power of Hope, and the Limits of Today’s Medicine, London: Routledge.

Browner, C. H. and Sargent, C. F. eds., 2012 Reproduction, Globalization, and the State New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.