1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Oliver

I am interested in Western biomedical practice and how social and cultural factors influence the delivery of those health services and the health outcomes of those services. In particular, I am interested in the physician-patient interaction. I seek to look at the discourse between patient and physician to shed light on how communicative practice in the medical setting leads to diagnostic and treatment decisions. In this regard, I am interested in integrating cognitive anthropological approaches with interpretive ethnography. Geographically, I am primarily interested in African-American populations.

 

First Name: 
M. Norman
Position: 
Professor
Email: 
mno3p@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
mno3p
Phone: 
434-924-9686
Phone 2: 
434-924-1611
Office Address: 

P.O. Box 800729

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Degrees: 

M.D. Case Western Reserve University 1994
M.A. (Anthropology) Case Western Reserve University 1992

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Specialties: 

Medical anthropology; race, gender, and social class issues in health care; Marxism.