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CSDE Research Affiliate

Marlaine Figueroa Gray

Acting Assistant Investigator
Kaiser Permanente
Tel: 206-287-2620

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

In the News:

Marlaine Figueroa Gray, PhD, is a medical anthropologist with a passion for eliciting illness narratives and health care experiences from patients, family members and medical professionals. She has researched how the intersection of creative practices and medical care provide insight into understanding the logic of biomedical care, what counts as evidence that a creative activity "works," and how arts activities can serve as a model of how to provide better, more patient-and-family centered care. She is particularly interested in how we attend to patient suffering, and in what types of care are possible when there are no medical treatments available.