Carole Browner, M.P.H., Ph.D.


Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Professor In-Residence, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Contact Information

Fax Number: (310) 794-6297
Work Phone Number: (310) 794-6299

Work Address:

Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
760 Westwood Plaza
Mail Code 175919
Los Angeles, CA 90024



A selected list of publications:

Browner, C.H.   Abortion Decision Making: Some Findings from Colombia Studies in Family Planning , 1979; 10(3): 96-106 Translated and reprinted in Estudios de Población IV (1-6): 16-29, 1979.
Browner, C.H.   The Management of Early Pregnancy: Colombian Folk Concepts of Fertility Control Social Science and Medicine, 1980; 14B: 25-32..
Browner, C. H. and Lewin, E.   Female Altruism Reconsidered: The Virgin Mary as Economic Woman American Ethnologist, 1982; 9(1): 61-75.
Browner, C. H. 1983   Male Pregnancy Symptoms in Urban Colombia American Ethnologist , 1983; 10(3): 494-510.
Browner, C.H.   Gender Roles and Social Change: A Mexican Case Study Ethnology, 1986; 25(2): 89-106.
Browner, C.H.   The Politics of Reproduction in a Mexican Village Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1986; 11(4): 710-724.
Browner, C.H.   Women’s Secrets: Bases for Reproductive and Social Autonomy in a Mexican Community American Ethnologist, 1988; 15(1): 84-97.
Browner, C.H.   Women, Household and Health in Latin America Social Science and Medicine, 1989; 28(5): 461-473.
Browner, C. H. and Press, N. A   “The Normalization of Prenatal Diagnostic Screening." In, F. Ginsburg and R. Rapp, eds. Conceiving the New World Order,, 1995; 307-322.
Browner, C. H. and Press, N. A   The Production of Authoritative Knowledge in American Prenatal Care, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 1996; 10(2): 141-156.
Browner Carole H, Preloran H Mabel   Male partners' role in Latinas' amniocentesis decisions Journal of genetic counseling, 1999; 8(2): 85-108.
Frank Gelya, Blackhall Leslie J, Murphy Sheila T, Michel Vicki, Azen Stanley P, Preloran Haydee Mabel, Browner Carole H   Ambiguity and hope: disclosure preferences of less acculturated elderly Mexican Americans concerning terminal cancer--a case story Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ : the international journal of healthcare ethics committees, 2002; 11(2): 117-26.
Gelberg Lillian, Leake Barbara, Lu Michael C, Andersen Ronald, Nyamathi Adeline M, Morgenstern Hal, Browner Carole   Chronically homeless women's perceived deterrents to contraception Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health, 2002; 34(6): 278-85.
Harvey S Marie, Beckman Linda J, Browner Carole H, Sherman Christy A   Relationship power, decision making, and sexual relations: an exploratory study with couples of Mexican origin Journal of sex research, 2002; 39(4): 284-91.
Markens Susan, Browner Carole H, Mabel Preloran H   Interrogating the dynamics between power, knowledge and pregnant bodies in amniocentesis decision making Sociology of health & illness, 2010; 32(1): 37-56.
Withers Mellissa, Browner Carole H   The changing contexts of fertility outcomes: case studies from a remote village in Bali, Indonesia Culture, health & sexuality, 2012; 14(3): 347-60.
Browner, C. H., Preloran, H. M., and Cox, S. J.   Ethnicity, Bioethics, and Prenatal Diagnosis: the Amniocentesis Decisions of Mexican-origin Women and their Partners American Journal of Public Health, 1999; 89(11): 1658-1666.
Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M.   Latinas, Amniocentesis and the Discourse of Choice Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 2000; 24(3): 353-375.
Browner, C. H. and Preloran, H. M.   Interpreting Low-Income Latinas’ Amniocentesis Refusals Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2000; 22(3): 346-368..
Browner, C.H.   Situating Women’s Reproductive Activities American Anthropologist, 2000; 102(4): 773-788.