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Dr. Sheba George was awarded her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. Since completing her doctorate, Dr. George has consulted on research projects for Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research, and completed a NIMH AIDS Research Training postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology Department at UCLA. Dr. George's research broadly focuses on health inequities among underserved populations, particularly in the areas of health information technologies and health workforce issues. She is the published author of two books by the University of California Press. In her 2005 sole-authored book titled When Women Come First: Gender and Class in Transnational Migration (University of California Press, SGeorge2005), she examines the immigration and settlement experiences of Indian nurses. She is also interested in the intersections of technology and health - particularly in terms of how patients and providers in underserved areas with "the digital divide" experience new technologies such as telemedicine and clinical decision support systems. Dr. George continues to contribute to the body of knowledge surrounding international migration patterns, health inequities, gender issues and race relations.

Recent Publications:

  • Frankel R, Altschuler A, George S, Kinsman J, Jimison H, Robertson N , Hsu J  "Effects of exam-room computing on clinician-patient communication: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study" Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005, 20(8): 677-682.
  • George S. "Why can't They Just Get Along? An Analysis of Schisms in an Indian Immigrant Church." In Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America, edited by Jane Naomi Iwamura and Paul Spickard. New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • George S. "Dirty Nurses" and 'Men who Play': Gender and Class in Transnational Migration." In Global Ethnography, Michael Burawoy et al. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000
Books:
  • George S. When Women Come First: Gender, Class and Transnational Ties in an Immigrant Community. Berkeley: University of California Press, July 2005.
  • Burawoy M, Blum J, George S, Gille Z, Gowan T, Haney L, Klawiter M, Lopez S, O'Riain S, and Thayer M. Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections and Imaginations in a Postmodern World. California: University of California Press, 2000.
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