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Vincanne Adams, Ph.D., Anthropology Consultant

Vincanne Adams

Dr. Vicanne Adams is a Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly known as the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine) at the University of California San Francisco. She began working in the Himalayan region in 1982 and is the author of numerous books and articles on the people and cultures of the region, including the books: Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas (Princeton); Doctors for Democracy (Cambridge); Sex and Development (Duke); and Medicine Between Science and Religion (Berghahn). Dr. Adams feels a special tie to the film because of her friendship with Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and her family. Vincanne Adams offers a unique perspective and subject matter expertise, making her a valuable complement to the artistic team.