Vincanne Adams, PhD

Anthro, History, Social Med
+1 415 502-6483

Former Director (2000-2012) and Vice-Chair, Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine (joint program with UC Berkeley Anthropology). Areas of research and publication include: Global Health, Asian Medical Systems, Social Theory, Critical Medical Anthropology, Sexuality and Gender, Safe Motherhood, Disaster Recovery, Tibet, Nepal, China and the US.


It Takes More than a Village: Building a Network of Safety in Nepal's Mountain Communities.

Maternal and child health journal

Adams V, Craig S, Samen A, Bhatta S

Alternative accounting in maternal and infant global health.

Global public health

Adams V, Craig SR, Samen A

Slow research: thoughts for a movement in global health.

Medical anthropology

Adams V, Burke NJ, Whitmarsh I

Ethnography and the making of modern health professionals.

Culture, medicine and psychiatry

Adams V, Kaufman SR

Aging disaster: mortality, vulnerability, and long-term recovery among Katrina survivors.

Medical anthropology

Adams V, Kaufman SR, van Hattum T, Moody S

Public health works: blood donation in urban China.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Adams V, Erwin K, Le PV

Global health diplomacy.

Medical anthropology

Adams V, Novotny TE, Leslie H

How to make consent informed: possible lessons from Tibet.


Miller S, Le PV, Craig S, Adams V, Tudor C

Having a "safe delivery": conflicting views from Tibet.

Health care for women international

Adams V, Miller S, Chertow J, Craig S, Samen A, Varner M

Ultrasonographic diagnosis of pelvic echinococcosis: case report and review of the literature.

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Ranzini AC, Hale DC