Yewoubdar Beyene, PhD
I am a medical anthropologist and have conducted projects in the US, Mexico, Greece, Cameroon, and Ethiopia. My areas of expertise include bio-cultural anthropology, women’s reproductive health and the life-course (in developed and developing countries), chronic illnesses in minority aging, and immigrant health. My most recent studies focused on African immigrants at risk for HIV infection in the US; cultural barriers to early breast cancer detection among African immigrant women; the effect of gender in management of chronic illnesses among African American and Latino elderly; and examining the life-course of older parents who conceived with in vitro fertilization.
- Medical Anthropology
- Biocultural to Clinical Medicine
- Cultural Concepts in Health
- American Anthropology Association
- Society for Medical Anthropology
- Society for Applied Anthropology
- Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
- Women’s Caucus of the International Menopause
|2007-now||Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology|
|1997-99||Nominee, Outstanding Small Group Instructor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine|
|1984-87||National Research Service Award, National Institute on Aging/National Institute of Health, UCSF Medical Anthropology|
- Beyene Y, Gilliss C, Lee K. (2007). “I take the good with the bad, and I moisturize”: Defying middle age in the new millennium. Menopause, 14(4), 734-741. PMID: 17279059
- Beyene, Y. (2004). Potential HIV risk behaviors among Ethiopians and Eritreans in the Diaspora: A bird’s eye view. Journal of Northeast African Studies, 7(2), 119-142.
- Beyene Y, Becker G, Mayen N. (2002). Perception of aging and sense of well-being among Latino elderly. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 17(2), 155-172. PMID: 14617971
- Beyene Y. (1992). Medical disclosure and refugees: Telling bad news to Ethiopian patients. The Western Journal of Medicine, 157(3), 328-332. PMID: 1413779
- Beyene Y. (1989). From menarche to menopause: Reproductive lives of peasant women in two cultures. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.