UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Dr. Sonya Pritzker is a medical anthropologist and a licensed practitioner of Chinese medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine, where she is affiliated with the Division of General Internal Medicine as well as the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. She is also part-time research faculty in the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine doctoral program. Her research focuses on clinical research methodologies and clinical translation in integrative medicine, the treatment of obesity with Chinese medicine, and the development of Chinese medical psychology in the U.S. and China. For her doctoral work in anthropology (UCLA), she researched the global clinical translation of Chinese medical knowledge, including the linguistic choices of specific translators as well as the transfer of research findings into clinical practice. Prior to this, she studied the treatment of anxiety and depression with Chinese medicine in China. She is fluent in Chinese and has spent many years living and conducting research in Beijing, China.