[Hybrid Event] Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework

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[Hybrid Event] Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework

October 13 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Portrait of Elaine Hsieh

Academy of Educators
This event is part of the Ethical Issues in Language & Culture Lecture Series.

Location: G100 Bondurant Hall

Elaine Hsieh (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2019) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Minnesota (starting 7/15/2022), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An award-winning author, Fulbright Scholar, and NIH-funded researcher, she has published extensively to examine the intersections of culture, language, health, and medicine in interpersonal and cross-cultural contexts.

Dr. Hsieh has served as the Associate Editor (Health Care Communication and Relations) for the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health during 2010-2017. She currently serves on the editorial/advisory boards of Health Communication, Interpreting, and Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, among others. Her work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, and others. Papers presenting her model of bilingual health communication have received several national and international top paper awards. She authored two books, Bilingual Health Communication: Working with Interpreters in Cross-Cultural Care (Routledge) and Rethinking Culture in Health Communication: Social Interactions as Intercultural Encounters. She has been invited to major national and international conferences to present her work in the areas of bilingual health care. She regularly serves as a reviewer for grants and funded research for government agencies and research institutions in the U.S. and around the world.

This is a hybrid event.


October 13
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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School of Medicine


Bondurant Hall
321 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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