About the Author

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Alondra Oubré has worked largely as a biomedical writer for leading global pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology corporations, as well as major healthcare institutions in the United States. Her recent positions have been in regulatory affairs medical writing for multiple device companies that manufacture neurosurgical, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecologic, and other biomedical products. Earlier in her career, 

Oubré served as a Research Associate at the Pritikin Research Center in Santa Monica, Research Assistant at the Fanon Research and Development Center at the University of California at Los Angeles-Charles Drew Postgraduate Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Project Coordinator for the California State Historic Preservation Survey of the City of San Luis Obispo. She has also provided extracurricular services, sometimes on a pro bono basis, in educational, career, and economic development for underserved communities.

Oubré’s publications encompass journal articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed biomedical publications, as well as essays in periodicals or blogs such as such as Skeptic Magazine, Psychiatric Times, and Scientia Salon. She is the author of the two-volume title, Race, Genes and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences and Instinct and Revelation: Reflections on the Origins of Numinous Perception (See Previous Books). 

Oubré has lectured on plant drug research, human biodiversity, and related scientific topics at events hosted by organizations such as the American Anthropological Association, California Institute of Technology in conjunction with the Skeptic Society, Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), multiple campuses of the University of California, and various institutions in the United States, China, India, and southern Africa. She has been a keynote speaker for educational and civic programs such as Auburn University’s 40th Littleton-Franklin Lectures in Science and Humanities, and the 33rd Annual Women’s Symposium at Southern Methodist University, as well as a Featured Speaker at Genentech’s Access Excellence Summit.

Born in San Francisco and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Alondra Oubré completed her secondary school studies at the Athenian School in Danville California. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Anthropology and Medical Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley through the Joint Program In Medical Anthropology at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and University of California at Berkeley.

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