Dr. Carolina Izquierdo

Carolina Izquierdo, PhD, is a medical anthropologist who been consulting with our programming since 2004. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent nine years at the Center for the Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) working in cross-disciplinary collaborations as a Post-doctoral Scholar and later as a Research Associate. Her research has centered on health and well-being among the Matsigenka in the Peruvian Amazon, the Mapuche in Chile, and middle class families in the United States. Her most recent publication is entitled Pursuits of Happiness: Well-being in Anthropological Perspective. She has published in journals such as Social Science & Medicine; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Ethos; Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, among others.

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