Gay Becker

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Infertility among low-income Latinos
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Fertil Steril 85:882-7. 2006
  2. pmc What do patients want? Expectations and perceptions of IVF clinic information and support regarding frozen embryo disposition
    Robert D Nachtigall
    Institute for Health and Aging, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Fertil Steril 94:2069-72. 2010
  3. pmc Cultural expressions of bodily awareness among chronically ill Filipino Americans
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, Calif 94143 0646, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:113-8. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Creating continuity through mutual assistance: intergenerational reciprocity in four ethnic groups
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S151-9. 2003
  5. pmc Self-care among chronically ill African Americans: culture, health disparities, and health insurance status
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2066-73. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Resilience in the face of serious illness among chronically ill African Americans in later life
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S214-23. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward an ethnography of the uninsured: Gay Becker's work in progress
    Sarah Horton
    Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Med Anthropol 26:293-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the biological clock: eleventh-hour moms, miracle moms and meanings of age-related infertility
    Carrie Friese
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC San Francisco, Box 0612, 3333 California Street, Suite 455, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1550-60. 2006
  9. pmc Parents' conceptualization of their frozen embryos complicates the disposition decision
    Robert D Nachtigall
    Institute of Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118 0646, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:431-4. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Resemblance talk: a challenge for parents whose children were conceived with donor gametes in the US
    Gay Becker
    Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1300-9. 2005

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Infertility among low-income Latinos
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Fertil Steril 85:882-7. 2006
    ..To explore the experience of infertility among low-income Latinos...
  2. pmc What do patients want? Expectations and perceptions of IVF clinic information and support regarding frozen embryo disposition
    Robert D Nachtigall
    Institute for Health and Aging, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Fertil Steril 94:2069-72. 2010
    ..To describe frozen embryo holders' expectations and perceptions of IVF clinic information, support, and storage fees and their relevance to embryo disposition decision making...
  3. pmc Cultural expressions of bodily awareness among chronically ill Filipino Americans
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, Calif 94143 0646, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:113-8. 2003
    ..To describe Filipino Americans' cultural traditions surrounding bodily awareness, especially how the principle of balance informs their views, and the link to self-management of chronic illness...
  4. ncbi request reprint Creating continuity through mutual assistance: intergenerational reciprocity in four ethnic groups
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S151-9. 2003
    ..Our purpose is to examine how culture-specific conceptions of mutual assistance in four ethnic groups reflect the nature of social exchange and its role in creating continuity...
  5. pmc Self-care among chronically ill African Americans: culture, health disparities, and health insurance status
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2066-73. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Resilience in the face of serious illness among chronically ill African Americans in later life
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S214-23. 2005
    ..The purpose of this work was to examine older African Americans' philosophies about their chronic illnesses and how those philosophies affected chronic illness management...
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward an ethnography of the uninsured: Gay Becker's work in progress
    Sarah Horton
    Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Med Anthropol 26:293-8. 2007
    b>Gay Becker's following article on the uninsured, submitted to Medical Anthropology before her untimely death in January 2007, was innovative in placing the issue of the uninsured squarely at the heart of her analysis of the U.S...
  8. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the biological clock: eleventh-hour moms, miracle moms and meanings of age-related infertility
    Carrie Friese
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC San Francisco, Box 0612, 3333 California Street, Suite 455, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1550-60. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc Parents' conceptualization of their frozen embryos complicates the disposition decision
    Robert D Nachtigall
    Institute of Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118 0646, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:431-4. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Resemblance talk: a challenge for parents whose children were conceived with donor gametes in the US
    Gay Becker
    Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143 0646, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1300-9. 2005
    ..Yet resemblance talk may make it more difficult for parents to disclose, not easier, as long as attitudes about the implicit primacy of genetic connectedness prevail...
  11. pmc Socioeconomic status and dissatisfaction with health care among chronically ill African Americans
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California San Francisco, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:742-8. 2003
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint "Stress knocks hard on your immune system": asthma and the discourse on stress
    Betsy Pohlman
    University of California, Institute for Health and Aging, 3333 California Street, 340, Box 0646, San Francisco, CA, 94143 0646, USA
    Med Anthropol 25:265-95. 2006
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  13. pmc Strategies for disclosure: how parents approach telling their children that they were conceived with donor gametes
    Kirstin Mac Dougall
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:524-33. 2007
    ..To describe how parents envision, plan, and enact disclosing to their children that they were conceived with donor gametes...
  14. pmc How couples who have undergone in vitro fertilization decide what to do with surplus frozen embryos
    Robert D Nachtigall
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Fertil Steril 92:2094-6. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Dying away from home: quandaries of migration for elders in two ethnic groups
    Gay Becker
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0646, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S79-95. 2002
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Deadly inequality in the health care "safety net": uninsured ethnic minorities' struggle to live with life-threatening illnesses
    Gay Becker
    Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 18:258-75. 2004
    ..It is concluded that safety net health care facilitates the development of unhealthy practices, such as delays in seeking care. The inadequacy of safety net health care is thus injurious to people's health...
  17. ncbi request reprint The uninsured and the politics of containment in U.S. health care
    Gay Becker
    Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Med Anthropol 26:299-321. 2007
    ..I conclude that the uninsured, as a problem of the state, lies at its very heart, with implications for the health and well-being of the uninsured as well as for the governmental systems that attempt to manage and contain them...

Research Grants15

  1. Infertility in Low-Income Latinos
    Gay Becker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Qualitative analysis will be undertaken in a systematic progress of steps. ..
  2. Age, Ethnicity, and the Chronically Ill Unisured
    Gay Becker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Qualitative analysis will be undertaken in a systematic progression of steps and will be supported by quantitative analysis of health measurement data, measures, and qualitatively-derived data. ..
  3. CULTURAL RESPONSES TO ILLNESS IN MINORITY AGED
    Gay Becker; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Qualitative analysis will be undertaken in a systematic, five-step progression, and will be supported by quantitative analysis of health measurement data and qualitatively-derived data. ..
  4. AGE AND ILLNESS MANAGEMENT IN LATER LIFE
    Gay Becker; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Qualitative analysis will be undertaken in a systematic progression of steps and will be supported by quantitative analysis of health measurement data, measures, and qualitatively-derived data. ..
  5. Gender, Age, and Ethnicity in Chronic Illness Management
    Gay Becker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Qualitative analysis will be undertaken in a systematic progression of steps and will be supported by quantitative analysis of health measurement data, measures, and qualitatively-derived data. ..