The Catholic University of America

Patricia Maloof

Dr. Patricia Maloof (PhD, Catholic University of America, 1979)
Lecturer (Summer Sessions)

Office: 6 Marist
Phone: 202-319-5080

 Courses at CUA

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (ANTH 136, Summers)

Migrants & Refugees (ANTH 217, Spring)


Recent Publications

“End-of Life Through a Cultural Lens.” (with Tawara Goode) In End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, edited by S. Friedman & D. Helm (2009)

"Body/Mind/Spirit: Toward a Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Model of Health.” National Center for Cultural Competence. Georgetown University (2008)

Dr. Maloof is a medical anthropologist who has worked with refugees and immigrants in the US for more than twenty years.  She was Director of Refugee Programs with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and conducted a health survey of Kurdish and Iraqi Arab refugees in the US with the Washington Kurdish Institute. She is currently a Grants Development Officer with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and a senior consultant with the National Center for Cultural Competence, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University Medical Center.


Dr. Maloof advocates, publishes and conducts training on cultural diversity as it relates to provision of healthcare. She is a trainer for medical interpreters and serves as a volunteer on the Program Services Committee of the March of Dimes, Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter.  Dr. Maloof was the Chair of the Maryland Refugee Advisory Council and in 1993 received a citation from the Governor of Maryland for her work with refugees. 


Dr. Maloof's Books & Projects