C o n t a c t G e r i - A n n G a l a n t i : ggalanti@mac.com

Ph.D. (1981); M.A. (1976); B.A. (1972) UCLA Anthropology

School of Medicine (Doctoring Curriculum) UCLA
(1997 - present)
Division of Nursing CSU Dominguez Hills
(1983 - 2010)
Department of Anthropology CSU Los Angeles
(1980-1983; 1987 - 2010)

Course Content Expert for “Cultural Diversity in Health Care” in the BSN Program in the School of Nursing at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Presentation: “Shortcut to Cultural Competence: Asking the Right Questions” at the Charles Drew University of Medicihne and Science Department of Research, in collaboration with The Black Barbershop, Cultural Competence Course in Santa Monica, Ca on February 26, 2010.

• Invited Participant to the Office of Women’s Health Cultural Competency Convening at the California Endowment on April 23, 2009.

• Speaker: “Can you help my child? Tools to Work Toward Cultural Competence to Improve Intercultural Communication and Provide Culturally Effective Pediatric Care.” Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, MA on October 11, 2008. With David Katz, PhD.

• Presentation to the General Session of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists entitled, “The Melting Pot Revisited: Cultural Competency and Diversity in Healthcare” at the annual meetings in Minneapolis, MN, August 11, 2008.

• Keynote speaker at the 2008 Latino Health Care Symposium in Rochester, NY Jan. 17, 2008.

Cultural Consultant on a 5 year grant project through the UC Schools of Medicine entitled "Statewide Initiative to Disseminate an End-of-Life Curriculum" funded through the National Cancer Institute, beginning August 2005. Responsibilities include writing scripts and developing videos and tutorials.

• Curriculum developer on "Cultural Competence in Medical Student Education: An Integrated and Developmentally Informed Curriculum" at UC Davis, September 2005-2006. Funded through the Association of American Medical Colleges.

• Curriculum developer and trainer on cultural competency for the The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Office of Diversity Programs. funded through The California Endowment, beginning July 2005.

Consultant on the "Interactive ELSI Curriculum for Primary Care Residents" a 3-year grant to develop, implement, and evaluate a web-based training program for medical residents to deal with the ethical, legal, and sociocultural issues surrounding genetic counseling. Grant is being funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute though UCLA School of Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, and U of Washington School of Medicine. Responsibilities include writing scripts and developing videos and tutorials.

Invited speader at the Annual Conference of the Council of Practical Nurse Programs of New York State on April 22, 2004 in Albany, NY.

• Keynote speaker at a pediatrics conference at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, WI, April 11, 2003.

• Invited speaker at a symposia of the 70th Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans, LA, February 5, 2003.

• Invited speaker at the 2003 Minority Health Conference, sponsored jointly by UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine. January 25, 2003.

• Founder's Address given at the 28th Annual Educational Conference of the Association of Rehabilitiation Nurses. Kansas City, MO, October 18.

• Keynote speaker for the 3rd International "Crossing Borders" Conference at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing. Arlington, TX, October 11.

Member of the working group on Cultural Diversity in Health Care for the Russell Sage Foundation.

• Project Consultant and Designer & Developer of the project training manual and sessions for the CHISPA project (Caring for Hispanic Patients Interactively), an interactive e-Learning program, through a grant awarded to the Long Beach Community College District.

Wrote Leader's Guide (with group exercises) for video entitled "Patient Diversity: Beyond the Vital Signs" for CRM Learning. Video rated as one of "Top Ten Best Products" in 2002 by Training Media Review.

Subject Matter Expert for web-based course on Cultural Diversity for Harcourt Brace Publishers.

Member of grant writing committee for NIH proposal on incorporating complementary and alternative medicine into the medical school curriculum ( UCLA School of Medicine).

Member of hanging committee for West J Med (formerly Western Journal of Medicine).

Editor of Medicine and Culture section for West J Med (Western Journal of Medicine).

Developed and taught Culture and Health course for cable television via JEC College Connection.

Extensively revised Ethnic Diversity and the Care of the Terminally Ill: A Handbook for Community Hospice Care Foundation.

Redesigned and taught introductory Cultural Anthropology course for Project LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes) at CSULA.

Developed and taught video course for Culture and Health class which was used throughout California.

Developed syllabus and taught Culture and Health class for nurses from mainland China

Galanti, Geri-Ann (2015) Caring for Patients From Different Cultures, 5th edition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

•Galanti, G. (2012) Cultural Sensitivity: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals, 2nd ed. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources.

• Galanti, Geri-Ann & Sheikh, Aziz (2009) How to Provide Culturally Competent Healthcare. (E)Hospital 11(4)22-24.

• Galanti, Geri-Ann. (2003) The Hispanic Family and Male-Female Relationships: An Overview. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 14(3): 180-185.

Galanti, Geri-Ann and Shea, Carole A. (2002-2006). Human Diversity and Health Care. Carson, CA: Division of Nursing, CSU Dominguez Hills.

• Galanti, Geri-Ann (2001) Japanese Americans and Self-care West J Med 2001 174(3): 208-209.

Galanti, Geri-Ann (2000) Filipino Attitudes Toward Pain Medication. West J Med 173(4):278-279.

Galanti, Geri-Ann (2000) Iranian Births. WJM 173(1) 67-68.

Galanti, Geri-Ann (2000) Vietnamese Family Relationships. West J Med 172(6): 415-416.

Galanti, Geri-Ann (2000) An Introduction to Cultural Differences. West J Med 172(5): 335- 336.

Thorpe, Barbara and Galanti, Geri-Ann (1994) Culture and Health: Student Module Text (3rd ed.) Carson, CA: Statewide Nursing Program, CSU Dominguez Hills.

• Winner of 2007-2008 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award for the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine.

Winner of the 2006 Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award

Chancellor's Fellowship UCLA

Phi Beta Kappa

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