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Ph.D. UCLA 2005
Ignasi Clemente, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and a linguist. Dr. Clemente is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. He was previously an adjunct research assistant professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California, and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, D. Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles.
Dr. Clemente was also an international trainee in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Program on Pain in Child Health.
His main research interests include childhood studies; the sociocultural and communicative aspects of pain and suffering; health communication and shared decision-making in pediatric care; health disparities and communication, and embodied communication in multilingual settings. In his dissertation, he examined how Spanish- and Catalan-speaking patients, parents and doctors negotiated the limits of uncertainty and non-disclosure throughout unpredictable cancer trajectories at a hospital in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain).