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Daniel Dohan, PhD
Visiting Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Daniel Dohan, PhD, is professor of health policy and social medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he studies the culture of medicine. His current ethnographic work examines ethical aspects of novel neurotechnologies and interventions to improve the culture of surgical care for frail adults. Dan’s primary UCSF appointment is at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies where he heads the Medical Cultures Lab and serves as Deputy Director and Training Director. He also holds a faculty appointment in the UCSF Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine. Dan received his PhD in sociology at UC Berkeley, and UC Press punished his dissertation as The Price of Poverty: Money, Work, and Culture in the Mexican-American Barrio. He received his AB (sociology) from Harvard College, where Professor Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good supervised his senior honors thesis on physicians’ understandings of medical malpractice. At the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, he is working on a manuscript that examines the cultural dynamics of healing, discovery, and profit in contemporary cancer care.

Older Adult and Surrogate Perspectives on Serious, Difficult, and Important Medical Decisions.
Authors: Authors: Petrillo LA, McMahan RD, Tang V, Dohan D, Sudore RL.
J Am Geriatr Soc
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What advanced cancer patients with limited treatment options know about clinical research: a qualitative study.
Authors: Authors: Garrett SB, Koenig CJ, Trupin L, Hlubocky FJ, Daugherty CK, Reinert A, Munster P, Dohan D.
Support Care Cancer
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"Thinking about it for somebody else": Alzheimer's disease research and proxy decision makers' translation of ethical principles into practice.
Authors: Authors: Dunn LB, Fisher SR, Hantke M, Appelbaum PS, Dohan D, Young JP, Roberts LW.
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry
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"It hurts to know... and it helps": exploring how surrogates in the ICU cope with prognostic information.
Authors: Authors: Schenker Y, White DB, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Tiver GA, Arnold RM.
J Palliat Med
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I don't want to be the one saying 'we should just let him die': intrapersonal tensions experienced by surrogate decision makers in the ICU.
Authors: Authors: Schenker Y, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Tiver GA, Arnold RM, White DB.
J Gen Intern Med
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Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
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