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Vincanne Adams, PhD

Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
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    Former Director (2000-2012) and Vice-Chair, Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine (joint program with UC Berkeley Anthropology). Areas of research and publication include: Global Health, Asian Medical Systems, Social Theory, Critical Medical Anthropology, Sexuality and Gender, Safe Motherhood, Disaster Recovery, Tibet, Nepal, China and the US.


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    Age, Disruption, and Life Reorganization after Hurricane Katrina
    NIH/NIA R01AG028621Jul 1, 2007 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Blood Donation and HIV Prevention in China
    NIH/NIMH R21MH073415Mar 15, 2005 - Feb 28, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Adams V, Craig S, Samen A, Bhatta S. It Takes More than a Village: Building a Network of Safety in Nepal's Mountain Communities. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Dec; 20(12):2424-2430. PMID: 27048434.
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    2. Adams V, Burke NJ, Whitmarsh I. Slow research: thoughts for a movement in global health. Med Anthropol. 2014; 33(3):179-97. PMID: 24761973.
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    3. Adams V, Kaufman SR. Ethnography and the making of modern health professionals. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2011 Jun; 35(2):313-20. PMID: 21541822.
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    4. Adams V, Kaufman SR, van Hattum T, Moody S. Aging disaster: mortality, vulnerability, and long-term recovery among Katrina survivors. Med Anthropol. 2011 May; 30(3):247-70. PMID: 21590581; PMCID: PMC3098037.
    5. Puri S, Adams V, Ivey S, Nachtigall RD. "There is such a thing as too many daughters, but not too many sons": A qualitative study of son preference and fetal sex selection among Indian immigrants in the United States. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Apr; 72(7):1169-76. PMID: 21377778.
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    6. Adams V, VAN Hattum T, English D. Chronic disaster syndrome: Displacement, disaster capitalism, and the eviction of the poor from New Orleans. Am Ethnol. 2009 Nov 1; 36(4):615-636. PMID: 20161644.
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    7. Adams V, Erwin K, Le PV. Public health works: blood donation in urban China. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb; 68(3):410-8. PMID: 19058887; PMCID: PMC2770237.
    8. Adams V, Novotny TE, Leslie H. Global health diplomacy. Med Anthropol. 2008 Oct-Dec; 27(4):315-23. PMID: 18958783.
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    9. Adams V, Miller S, Craig S, Le PV, Varner M. Informed Consent in cross-cultural perspective: clinical research in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, PRC. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 31(4):445-72. PMID: 17968637.
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    10. Miller S, Le PV, Craig S, Adams V, Tudor C, Tshomo M, Varner M. How to make consent informed: possible lessons from Tibet. IRB. 2007 Nov-Dec; 29(6):7-14. PMID: 18237079.
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    11. Adams V, Miller S, Chertow J, Craig S, Samen A, Varner M. Having a "safe delivery": conflicting views from Tibet. Health Care Women Int. 2005 Oct; 26(9):821-51. PMID: 16214796.
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    12. Adams V, Miller S, Craig S, Samen A, Varner M. The challenge of cross-cultural clinical trials research: case report from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. Med Anthropol Q. 2005 Sep; 19(3):267-89. PMID: 16222962.
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    13. Adams V. Saving Tibet? An inquiry into modernity, lies, truths, and beliefs. Med Anthropol. 2005 Jan-Mar; 24(1):71-110. PMID: 15823898.
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    14. Ranzini AC, Hale DC, Phentok L, Adams V. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of pelvic echinococcosis: case report and review of the literature. J Ultrasound Med. 2002 Feb; 21(2):207-10. PMID: 11833877.
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