Carole H. Browner
Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D., UC Berkeley 1976; M.P.H., UC Berkeley 1977
Office: Haines 347
341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Medical anthropology, gender, reproduction and health
Social impact of decoding the human genome, reproductive politics; Latin America, urban U. S.
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.
Browner, C. H. 1980 The Management of Early Pregnancy: Colombian Folk Concepts of Fertility Control. Social Science and Medicine 14B:25-32.
Browner, C. H. and Lewin, E. 1982 Female Altruism Reconsidered: The Virgin Mary as Economic Woman. American Ethnologist 9(1):61-75.
Browner, C. H. 1983 Male Pregnancy Symptoms in Urban Colombia. American Ethnologist 10(3):494-510.
Browner, C.H. 1986 Gender Roles and Social Change: A Mexican Case Study. Ethnology 25(2): 89-106.
Browner, C.H. 1986 The Politics of Reproduction in a Mexican Village. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 11(4): 710 -24.
Browner, C.H. 1989 Women, Household and Health in Latin America. Social Science and Medicine 28 (5): 461-73.
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.
Browner, C. H. and Press, N. A. 1996 The Production of Authoritative Knowledge in American Prenatal Care. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 10(2): 141-156.
Browner, C. H., Preloran, H. M. 1999 The Effect of Male Partners on Latinas’ Amniocentesis Decisions. Journal of Genetic Counseling 8(2):85-109.
Browner, C. H. 1999. On the Medicalization of Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 13(2):135-40.
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.
Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2000 Latinas, Amniocentesis and the Discourse of Choice. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 24(3): 353-75.
Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2000 Interpreting Low-Income Latinas’ Amniocentesis Refusals. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 22(3): 346-68.
Browner, C. H. 2000 Situating Women’s Reproductive Activities. American Anthropologist, 102(4): 773-88.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Markens, S., Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M. 2010. Interrogating the Dynamics between Power, Knowledge and Pregnant Bodies in Amniocentesis Decision-Making. Sociology of Health and Illness, in press, 32(1):37-56.
Browner, C. H. and Preloran H. M. 2010. Neurogenetic Diagnoses, the Power of Hope, and the Limits of Today’s Medicine, London: Routledge.
Browner, C. H. and Sargent, C. F. eds., Reproduction, Globalization, and the State. 2011. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, 2001.
Outstanding Research Mentor Award, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, 2003.
Medical Anthropology Student Association MASA Mentoring Award, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2009.
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