Daniel Dohan, PhD
Harvard College, AB - 1987 Sociology
University of California, Berkeley, PhD - 1999 Sociology
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research, UC Berkeley 2001 Health Policy
NIH/NIAAA, UC Berkeley 2003 Health Policy
University of California, San Francisco 2017 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
Dan serves as Principal Investigator of the Medical Cultures Lab (https://www.cultureofmedicine.org). MCL seeks to understand medical culture and advance health equity. The lab is a source of guidance and support for qualitative studies of culture. It also provides resources to advance equity. As an individual investigator, Dan leads/co-leads three studies. He is PI of an NIA study about older adults and dementia. The study focuses on how adults in different communities navigate these issues. With Emily Finlayson, he is co-PI of an NCI study of surgery in older adults. They are examining ways to make frailty assessment a routine part of the surgical visit. Finally, with Winston Chiong, he is co-PI of an NIH study about new technologies for treating neurological conditions, including treatments that involve implanting computers in the brain. Their study asks, what are the social implications of these new approaches to epilepsy and other conditions?