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Rahima J. Gates, PhD

Rahima J. Gates, PhD
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John F. Kennedy University
rgates@jfku.edu

Rahima Jan Gates, MA, PhD, is an adjunct lecturer in the Undergraduate Program in Public Health at John F Kennedy University and the Department of Nursing and Health sciences, at California State University, East Bay. Her teaching, research interests, and publications address the intersection of medical anthropology and public health, particularly in relation to health and health care disparities across the life course. She teaches courses in research and writing, supervised field training and research, community health, medical anthropology, public health, and biomedical ethics. She received her PhD in Medical Anthropology from UC San Francisco, and subsequently held postdoctoral appointments as Research Scholar and Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford’s Center for Biomedical Ethics. Before pursuing full time teaching, Dr. Gates worked on several research teams at UC San Francisco’s Institute for Health and Aging in the School of Nursing. She was co-investigator on NIA-NIH cross cultural studies of ethnicity and the chronically ill uninsured; gender, culture, and chronic illness; and chronic illness, culture, and health care navigation.

Education

UC San Francisco - Ph.D.
Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics- Postdoc .
UC Berkeley- MA, BA