Sharon Kaufman, PhD

PROFESSOR EMERITA
Campus Phone
Address Postal

3333 California Street, Rm 350F
UCSF Box 0646
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Biography
Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine. Professor Emerita, Medical Anthropology. Core faculty, joint doctoral program in Medical Anthropology with UC Berkeley. Areas of research include: the changing culture and structure of US medicine; end-of-life; aging; subjectivity; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; and the anthropology of forms of life.
Ph.D., 1980 - Graduate Division (Medical Anthropology), University of California, San Francisco
Anthropology, Cultural
Sociology, Medical
Longevity
Philosophy, Medical
Withholding Treatment