We combine theory and methodology from anthropology, psychology, and neuroscience to understand the complex relationships between culture, the brain, and health. Ultimately, we believe that this interdisciplinary approach has the potential to refine and expand our understanding of the human mind and brain, and inform translational approaches in domains such as health care and education. 

Our lab is part of the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami


RESEARCH AREAS

Culture and Health

How does culture impact health? How does the doctor-patient relationship influence health outcomes? What are the brain mechanisms underlying health disparities?

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Cultural Learning

How do we acquire our cultural beliefs and practices? Which brain mechanisms underlie cultural acquisition? How do cultural biases influence learning?                

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Cultural Plasticity

How does culture shape the brain? Are there brain differences underlying cultural differences in behavior? Are there aspects of brain function that are culturally universal?

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