Juliet McMullin

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Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine


PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1999, Social Sciences/Anthropology

Phone: (949)824-1141
Email: mcmullij@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
836 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Health and Medical Humanities, Graphic Medicine, Health Equity, Community Engaged and Indigenist Research Methods, Land-Based Health, Cancer
University of California, Office of the President
2000-2002 President's Postdoctoral Fellowship.
University of California, Los Angeles, California.
Awards and Honors
2022 Rupert Costo Medal of Honor, awarded to distinguished scholars and others who have contributed to the advancement of Native American Issues
2016 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Riverside
2014 Society for Medical Anthropology, Graduate Student Mentorship Award
2014-15 Patricia McSweeny McCauley Chair in Teaching Excellence
The Healthy Ancestor: Embodied Inequalities and the Revitalization of Native Hawaiian Health. New York: Routledge. 2009

Confronting Cancer: Metaphors, Advocacy and Anthropology. Juliet McMullin and Diane Weiner (editors). Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research. 2009.
Shapiro, J., McMullin, J. Miotto, G., and Nguyen, T., Hurria, A, Nguyen M.A. 2021. Medical Students’ Creation of Original Poetry, Comics, and Masks to Explore Professional Identity Formation. Journal of Medical Humanities, 42:603–625 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-021-09713-2

Akintobi, T. H., Sheikhattari, P., Shaffer, E., Evans, C.L., Braun, K.L., … McMullin, J. et al. 2021. Community Engagement Practices at Research Centers in U.S. Minority Institutions: Priority Populations and Innovative Approaches to Advancing Health Disparities Research. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6675. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126675

McMullin, J., S. Rushing, M. Sueyoshi, J. Salman. 2021. Reanimating the Body: Comics Creation as an Embodiment of Life with Cancer. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. 45(4), 775-794. DOI: 10.1007/s11013-020-09703-4

Rushing S, and McMullin J. Translation without Medicalization: Ethnographic Notes on Planning and Translating the Development of a Medical Humanities Program. In Anthropology in Medical Education: Sustaining Engagement and Impact. Iveris Martinez and Dennis Weidman (eds). Switzerland: Springer International Press, 2021. Pp217-238

McMullin, Juliet and Ualani Ho‘opai. Malama Mea ‘ai (Caring for food). In Nourish: The Revitalization of Foodways in Hawaii. Clare Gupta and Gillian Bostock Ewing (eds). Extracurricular Press. 2019

Le, A., Miller, K., and McMullin, J. From Particularities to Context: Refining Our Thinking on Illness Narratives. American Medical Association Journal of Ethics. 2017, 19(3):304-311. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.03.msoc1-1703.

McMullin, J. Cancer. Annual Review of Anthropology. 2016. 45:251–66.

McMullin, J. Cancer and the Comics: Graphic Narratives and Biolegitimate Lives. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 2016, 30(2):149-167. doi: 10.1111/maq.12172

McMullin J., and Dao, A. Watching as an Ordinary Affect: Care and Mother’s preemption of injury in child supervision. Subjectivity 2014, 7: 171-189. doi:10.1057/sub.2014.2
Name: Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)/STOP COVID-19 CA Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health; subcontract UCLA PI – Arleen Brown MD 21-312-0217571-66106L Role: Co-PI for UCR subcontract Dates: 09/9/2020 – 02/28/2022
Name: Center for Health Disparities Research @ UCR (HDR@UCR) (1U54MD013368-01A1) Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities Role: Co-Principal Investigator for the whole award, Principal Investigator for Community Engagement Core, Co-Principal Investigator for Faculty Recruitment Core Dates: 8/8/2019 – 02/29/2024
Name: Gathering of Good Minds: Adapting an Historical Trauma Curriculum for Patients and Providers Funding Agency: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (RUOC-8465) Role: Principal Investigator Dates: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
Name: Developing a Humanities-Based Death and Dying Course to Address Death Anxiety in Medical Students Funding Agency: CSU Palliative Care Institute (UCRFS-86065) Role: Co-Principal Investigator Dates: November 1, 2018 – October 30, 2019
Name: Gathering of Good Minds: Engaging Native American Wellness Funding Agency: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (2395 UCR) Role: Principal Investigator Dates: July 1, 2016 – February 28, 2018
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