Na’amah Razon, M.D., Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Na’amah Razon, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

To see if Na’amah Razon is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Family and Community Medicine

Locations and Contact

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I am a family physician and medical anthropologist with expertise in caring for individuals throughout their life course. Family medicine carries a philosophy that views health as rooted in community and relationships. I thus see my role as one of partnership, and I am committed to caring and partnering with patients, their families, and communities to promote their health and well-being.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Razon is a family physician and medical anthropologist committed to promoting the well-being and health of her patients and community. She is committed to caring and partnering with her patients throughout their life course with a particular interest in reproductive health. Her current research examines the ethics and complexity of integrating social determinants of health into clinical practice.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Razon brings extensive expertise in qualitative research of health policy with the goal of advancing health equity. A growing science of social determinants of health demonstrates that most of health and illness occur because of individuals’ social and economic contexts. Yet how to best address the complexity of these contexts within healthcare remains largely unanswered. Dr. Razon’s research focuses on improving clinical resources and evaluation of policies that address patients’ social contexts. She has studied an array of topics including universal health insurance, language access, transportation services, and reproductive health.


Family and Community Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., B.Sc., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2000

Medical School

M.D., UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2016

Other School

Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2013


Family and Community Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2016-2017


Family and Community Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2017-2019


Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2019-2021

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) T32 Training Grant, 2019, 2020, 2021

Engaged Anthropology Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation, 2015, 2016

William B. Bean Student Research Award, 2015, 2016

Fletcher-Jones Fellowship, UC San Francisco, 2012, 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant and Osmundsen Initiative, Wenner-Gren Foundation, 2011, 2012

Hornaday Graduate Fellowship, UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, 2010, 2011

hi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 2004

Firestone Medal, Stanford University, 2004

Razon N, Rodriguez A, Carlson K, Witt J, Logan R, Chambers B, Weber S, Seidman D. “Far more than just a prescription”: focus groups with US family planning providers and staff about integrating PrEP for  HIV prevention into their work.” Women’s Health Issues. 2021 Apr 12;31(3): \294-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2021.02.006. PMID:33839000.

Razon N, Hessler D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Gottlieb L. Clinical Hypertension Guidelines and Social Determinants of Health. Medical Care. 2020 Sep 23. doi:10.21203/

Bernstein A, Razon N. Anthropological Perspectives to Health Policy. Human Organization. 2019;78(1): 75-84.

Razon N. Seeing and unseeing like a state: house demolitions, healthcare, and the politics of invisibility in southern Israel. Anthropological Quarterly. 2017;90(1): 55-82.

Razon N. Entangled bodies: Jews, Bedouins, and the making of the secular Israeli. Medical Anthropology. 2016;35(3):291-304.

Ross K, Razon N. Interrogating boundaries and acknowledging fluidity: shifting identity markers in Palestine/Israel. J Borderlands Studies. 2015;30(2):247-262.

Razon N. Learned blindness: transforming Bedouins into standardized patients. Examining health and politics in southern Israel. Ethnologie Française. 2015;2:269-280 [French] (Available in English online).

Razon N, Ross K. Negotiating fluid identities: Alliance-building in qualitative interviews. Qualitative Inquiry. 2012;18(6):494-503.