|University of California, San Francisco
Name: Sharon R. Kaufman
Position: Professor Emerita and Chair,
Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
Address: Suite 340, Box 0646
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94118-0646
Voice: (415) 476-3005
Fax: (415) 502-5208
Dates Institution and Location Degree Major Subject
1975-80 UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley Ph.D. Medical Anthropology
1970-72 University of London, England M.Phil. Social Anthropology
1966-70 UC Berkeley B.A. w/honors Anthropology
PRINCIPAL POSITIONS HELD:
1995-2012 UC San Francisco Professor in Residence, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Institute for Health & Aging; Dept. of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
1993-95 UC San Francisco Assoc. Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Medical Anthropology Program
1991-92 Academic Geriatric Resource Center; Co-Coordinator, 50% effort
CA Geriatric Education Center, UCSF
1989-93 UC San Francisco Assoc. Research Anthropologist, Institute for Health & Aging, of Social & Behavioral Sciences
1983-89 UC San Francisco Assist. Research Anthropologist, Institute for Health & Aging, Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences
1982-88 San Francisco State University Lecturer, Center for Interdisciplinary San Francisco, CA Science
1981-82 College of San Mateo Lecturer, Extended Educational
San Mateo, CA Programs
1974-76 UC San Francisco Research Associate, Human Development and Medical Anthropology Programs
1973-74 New College of California Lecturer, Humanities Dept.
1973-74 Lone Mountain College Lecturer, Depts. of Anthro/Soc
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2015 UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award
2007 Society for Medical Anthropology, New Millennium Book Award, for ...And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life (Scribner 2005).
2007-2012 National Institute on Aging Award: 5-year study “Longevity and Medical Treatment in Old Age”
2002-2006 National Institute on Aging Award: 4-year study “Old Age, Life Extension and Geriatrics”
2000 (Fall) Humanities Research Institute, UC Irvine, Research Fellow
1999-2003 National Institute on Nursing Research Award: Four-year study “Technology Use and Prolonging Dying in Older Adults.” Principal Investigator.
1997-2000 National Institute on Aging Award: 4-year study "The Elderly and the Experience of Dying in the Hospital. " Principal Investigator.
1993-96 National Institute on Aging Award: 3-year study "Physician Dilemmas in Geriatric Care." Principal Investigator.
l991-94 National Institute on Aging Award: 3-Year Study "From Independence to Dependence Among the Oldest Old" Co-Principal Investigator.
1988-91 National Institute on Aging Award: 3-year study "Chronicity and Life Reorganization in Old Age" Principal Investigator
1986-87 Academic Senate Committee on Research Award: "Physicians' Lives --
A Biographical Approach to the Culture of Medicine" Principal Investigator
1983-86 National Institute on Aging Award: 3-year study "Socio-Cultural Mechanisms of Rehabilitation in Old Age" Co-Principal Investigator
1979-80 National Institute on Aging Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (Current only):
American Anthropological Association (Fellow 1993)
Society for Medical Anthropology
American Ethnological Society
Society for Cultural Anthropology
Society for the Social Studies of Science
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES:
1996-97 Society for Medical Anthropology Search Committee, Medical Anthropology Quarterly Editor
1990 Society for Medical Anthropology Judge, Stephen Polgar and WHR Rivers essay contests
1989 Society for Medical Anthropology Evaluation Committee, Medical Anthropology Quarterly
1985-86 Association for Anthropology and Recording Secretary,
Gerontology Executive Committee
1982-84 American Society on Aging Member, Committee on Research Utilization and Dissemination
SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS (current only):
Editorial Boards: Medical Anthropology Quarterly
former Editorial Board: Journal of Aging Studies (over 15 years of service); Rutgers University Press (Medical Anthropology Series); Medical Anthropology
Manuscript Reviewer: Cambridge U. Press, U. California Press, Duke U. Press, Princeton U. Press, U. Wisconsin Press, John Hopkins U. Press, Rutgers U. Press; Routledge; American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropological Quarterly, Body and Society, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Ethos, The Gerontologist, Human Organization, Journal of Aging Studies, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Medical Anthropology, Social Science and Medicine, Psychology and Aging, Sociology of Health and Illness; Journal of Critical Care, and other medical and social science journals and presses.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
2004 NSF Research on Science and Technology Reviewer
1998-2003, 2006 NIH Study Sections and Special Panels Ad Hoc Reviewer
SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS/CONFERENCES (please note: since 1999 only):
Joint meeting: Australian Anthropological Society and New Zealand Anthropology Society: 2014 keynote speaker
Int. Association for Gerontology, World Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2001 (invited paper)
European Assn. for Palliative Care, Jerusalem, 2000 (invited plenary speaker)
International Sociology Congress, Tel Aviv, 1999 (invited speaker)
Association of Health Care Journalists Conference, 2015, panelist
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, Plenary Speaker, 2011.
Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association: 2000, Invited Presidential Panel speaker (AAA response to P.Tierney’s book, Darkness in El Dorado); 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 (session organizer/chair and papers); 2006, 2007 Invited Presidential Panel speaker; 2009, 2013 (invited panelist).
Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America: 1999, 2005 (session organizer/chair and papers).
First Meeting of the Society for Medical Anthropology: 2009 (session organizer/chair and paper).