San Diego, CA
Professor and Researcher, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Norah Schwartz, PhD, MPA, is a Medical Anthropologist who has conducted ethnographically grounded research with Mexican immigrant communities for the past 30 years. Her research centers around child health and breast cancer and aims to explore the lived experiences of patients and their families. Through open-ended interviews and photography, she helps patients explore issues that are of most importance to them, including the use of traditional medicine, fear of using thermometers with infants, exposure to pesticides, and seeking cross-border health care. As a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Schwartz understands the importance of maintaining affordable, accessible health care. She is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Medical Anthropology, and the Society for Applied Anthropology. She has taught classes in public health, medical anthropology, and health policy at the University of California and in Mexico. Dr. Schwartz was a Fulbright Scholar and holds a doctoral degree from the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas, and a BA in Anthropology from Queens College, CUNY.
Schwartz served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from August 2017 to August 2020.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of February 15, 2017
- None Reported