UCLA Medical Anthropologist Marjorie Kagawa-Singer

The Five Stages of Grief Don’t Always Apply

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer is a medical anthropologist at UCLA. In a 45-year career working as a clinician and a researcher, she has focused on reducing health disparities and identifying cultural processes of health behavior among individuals and families dealing with cancer and other chronic diseases. Before joining the panel at a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation event titled “How Are Immigrants Changing Our Definition of Health?,” she talked in the green room about culture, Italian and Japanese food, and the different ways people respond to a diagnosis of terminal cancer.

When Racist Language Spreads, Immigrants Suffer—and the Social Fabric Frays

The Recurring Backlash Against U.S. Newcomers Triggers Threats to Health, Safety, and the Rule of Law

If immigrant children are exposed to racist hate speech, how will it affect their mental and physical health? If elected officials indulge in immigrant-bashing rhetoric, could they embolden white supremacists …