WSU Institute of Gerontology presents:
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, and Institute for Health Aging, Professor Emerita, Medical Anthropology University of California - San Francisco
Sharon Kaufman, PhD is Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work explores topics at the intersection of medical knowledge and society’s expectations for health. Her research has examined: the changing culture and structure of US medicine; health care delivery at the end-of-life; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; and mistrust of science.
Colloquia presented courtesy of the Mary Thompson Foundation