Galen Joseph, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine|
|Address||1450 3rd Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
Dr. Galen Joseph, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where she is also a member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research, at the intersection of medical anthropology and public health, investigates the socio-cultural and institutional dimensions of inequities in cancer care. She has focused specifically on clinical practices and social implications of breast cancer genetics among economically and ethnically diverse women, and recruitment to cancer clinical trials among medically underserved and/or vulnerable populations.
Dr. Joseph is a founding member of the International Network for the Comparative understanding of BRCA breast cancer gene research and medical practices, an interdisciplinary working group which aims to understand the development of research and medical practices related to the BRCA genes in multiple national contexts. Prior to her work at UCSF, she received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Migration, Globalization and Citizenship at Yale University’s Center for International & Area Studies.
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