About the Author
Cathy J. Tashiro is emeritus faculty in the Nursing Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. She has a unique background as a health care provider and sociologist. She has published articles and book chapters on mixed race identity, mixed race and health disparities, and the meaning of race in healthcare and research.
Prior to obtaining her PhD in sociology, Cathy worked as a nurse and nurse practitioner in many community-based settings with diverse populations, providing care for women, teens, workers, and the elderly. She was also involved in developing the first staff diversity program at the University of California, Berkeley.