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Geri-Ann Galanti
Born United States
Occupation Medical anthropologist,
Lecturer UCLA School of Medicine

Geri-Ann Galanti is a medical anthropologist, and lecturer at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Galanti is also a part-time professor at California State University's Department of Anthropology[1] and was formerly on the faculty of California State University's School of Nursing. Dr. Galanti is a consultant to Civility Mutual[2].

Galanti is the author of the book Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The book is used as a reference work at the State University of New York Institute of Technology[3] and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School[4]. As of its 2008 publication, the book is currently in its fourth edition.


Published works



  • Cultural Sensitivity: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources.[(2007)]
  • Applying cultural competence to perianesthesia nursing. J PeriAnesthesia Nursing 21(2):97-102., [(2006)]
  • Culturally Competent Rehabilitation Nursing. Rehabilitation Nursing 30(4):123-126., [(2005)]
  • 65 Tips for Foreign Born Nurses Working in American Hospitals. A publication. [(2005)]
  • The Hispanic Family and Male-Female Relationships: An Overview. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 14(3): 180-185. [(2003)]
  • Japanese Americans and Self-Care. 'West J Med 174(3):208-209. [(2001)]
  • Iranian Births. West J Med 1723 67-68, 2000
  • An introduction to cultural differences. West J Med 172: 335- 336., 2000
  • Commentary: How to do ethnographic research. West J Med 171(1):19-20., 1999
  • Guest editor of special issue on cave and rock art. Anthropology of Consciousness 9(1), 1998
  • Caring for Patients From Different Cultures: Case Studies From American Hospitals, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997
  • "Cult Conversion, Deprogramming, and the Triune Brain", Cultic Studies Journal, Volume , Number 10, 1, 1992
  • "Brainwashing and the Moonies", Cultic Studies Journal, 1984, Volume 1, Number 1, pages 27–36.


  1. Profile, California State University's Department of Anthropology
  2. [1], "Practice Made Perfect!", Seminar, Continuing Medical Education.
  3. CulturedMed, State University of New York Institute of Technology
  4. Review, Dr. Robert Like
  5. Resume, Personal Website
  6. Profile, California State University's School of Natural & Social Sciences

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