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Berkeley Center for Social Medicine



Charles Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley (In Residence)

Seth M. Holmes, Environmental Science, Policy & Management and Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley (On Sabbatical 20-21)


Academic Staff

Deborah Lustig, PhD, Academic Coordinator

Miriam Magaña Lopez, MPH, Research and Policy Analyst 


Affiliated Faculty

Vincanne Adams, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF (In Residence)

Amani M. Allen (formerly Nuru-Jeter), Community Health and Human Development, UC Berkeley School of Public Health (In Residence)

Colette Auerswald, Community Health and Human Development, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Alissa Bernstein, Health Policy Studies, UC San Francisco

Catherine Bliss, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF

Khiara M. Bridges, Law, UC Berkeley

Xóchitl Castańeda, Public Health, UC Berkeley

Nancy Chen, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Elena Conis, Journalism, UC Berkeley

Jason Corburn, Public Health and City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Shari Dworkin, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF

Mark Fleming, Public Health, UC Berkeley

Angela Garcia, Anthropology, Stanford 

Amy Garlin, Public Health, UC Berkeley

Cristiana Giordano, Anthropology, UC Davis 

Deborah Gordon, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF (In Residence)

Andrej Grubacic, Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies (In Residence)

Michael Harvey, Public Health, Temple University

Cori Hayden, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Jodi Halpern, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, UC Berkeley School of Public Health/UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Denise Herd, Behavioral Sciences, UC Berkeley School of Public Health 

S. Lochlann Jain, Anthropology, Stanford 

Sharon Kaufman, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF 

Barbara Koenig, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF

Kelly Knight, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF (In Residence)

Thomas W. Laqueur, History, UC Berkeley

Yan Long, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Phuoc Le, Medicine, UCSF

Clara Mantini-Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley (In Residence)

Akhil Mehra, Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, UCSF

Rachel Morello-Frosch, Public Health and Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

Mahasin S. Mujahid, Medical Research & Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Karen Nakamura, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Nick Nelson, Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital 

Eugene Richardson, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Aihwa Ong, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Carlos Penilla, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, UCSF

James Quesada, Anthropology, San Francisco State University (In Residence)

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Jeff Schonberg, Anthropology, San Francisco State University (In Residence)

Sriram Shamasunder, Medicine, UCSF

Janet Shim, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF

Claire Snell-Rood, Public Health, UC Berkeley

Ann Swidler, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Loïc Wacquant, Sociology, UC Berkeley 

Ian Whitmarsh, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF (In Residence)


Current Visiting Scholars in Residence

Rima Praspaliauskiene, Ph.D., Hunt Post-Doctoral Scholar, Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD, UC San Francisco

Ryoko Hanada, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology, Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Japan

Please click here for a list of our past visiting scholars.


Graduate Students

Angela Aguilar, Ethnic Studies

Lindsay Berkowitz, Sociology

Emma Dobbins, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Margaret Mary Downey, Social Welfare

Raphael Frankfurter, Medical Anthropology

Walter Gómez, Social Welfare

Alein Y. Haro-Garcia, Public Health

Sara Johnsen, Sociology, UCLA

Cherod Johnson, African American Studies, 

Nazineen Kandahari, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Matty Lichtenstein, Sociology

Carlos Martinez, Medical Anthropology

Nallely Mejia, Sociology

Bernardo Moreno, Medical Anthropology

Meghna Mukherjee, Sociology

Joshua Neff, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Meredith Palmer, Geography

Valentín Sierra, Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Levi Vonk, Medical Anthropology

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine
2420 Bowditch Street #5670
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
TEL: 510.642.0813
FAX: 510.642.8674
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