- Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A. University of California, Davis
- B.A. University of Notre Dame
Dr. Guzmán conducts research at the intersection of linguistic and medical anthropology. Her research in Chile and the United States examines provider-patient communication across a range of conventional, CAM/IM, and indigenous medical paradigms. Dr. Guzmán’s theoretical and methodological interests include:
Speaking rights and speaking obligations in medical settings
The epistemics of illness experience
The cultural constitution of clinical reality
Medicina intercultural / cross-cultural medicine
The ethnography of communication
Conversation analysis for the study of talk in institutional settings
Publications and Professional Activities
- 2014 Guzmán, JR. The Epistemics of Symptom Experience and Symptom Accounts in Mapuche Healing and Pediatric Primary Care in Southern Chile. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 24(3):249-276.
- 2014 Tarn, DM, JR Guzmán, JS Good, NS Wenger, ID Coulter, DA Paterniti. Provider and Patient Expectations for Dietary Supplement Discussions. Journal of General Internal Medicine 29(9):1242–9.
- 2013 Guzmán, JR. Review: Scripting Addiction. S. E. Carr. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 23(2):E102-E104.