People

The Section of the History of Medicine is comprised of 12 faculty, and an active group of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, affiliates, research staff and visiting professors.  The section is supported by a small administrative staff.

Faculty

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Paola Bertucci, DPhil

Associate Professor of History and in the History of Medicine

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Henry M Cowles, PhD

Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

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Joanna Radin, PhD

Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine, of Anthropology and of History

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Naomi Rogers, PhD

Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

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William C Summers, MD, PhD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, in the History of Medicine and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Lecturer in History

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John Harley Warner, PhD

Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of American Studies and of History

Chair, History of Medicine

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History of Medicine Affiliates

Gloria Robinson

Staff Affiliate History of Med

Research Affiliate in the History of Medicine

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Jason L Schwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and in the History of Medicine

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Graduate Students

Marco Ramos

Graduate Student

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Joy Rankin

Graduate Student

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Ashanti Shih

Graduate Student

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Andrew Tam

Graduate Student

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Recent Graduates

Last Revised: 1/14/2016
GraduateDegreeGraduation YearDissertation Title
Baker, CrispinPh.D.May 2008“Biomedical Research into Human Aging, 1937-1998”
Barr, JustinPh.D.December 2014“Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960”
Brazelton, MaryPh.D.May 2015“Vaccinating the Nation: Public Health and Mass Immunization in Modern China, 1900-60”
Casey, Brian PatrickPh.D.December 2009“Against the Materialists: John Carew Eccles, Karl Raimund Popper, and the Ghost in the Machine”
Curry, Helen AnnePh.D.May 2012“Accelerating Evolution, Engineering of Life: American Agriculture and Technologies of Genetic Modification, 1925-1960”
Davis, Frederick RowePh.D.December 2011“Pesticides and toxicology: episodes in the evolution of environmental risk assessment (1937-1997)”
Doroshow, DeborahPh.D.December 2012“Emotionally Disturbed: Residential Treatment, Child Psychiatry, and the Creation of Normal Children in Mid-Twentieth-Century America”
Eisenberg, ZivPh.D.May 2013“The Whole Nine Months: Women, Men, and the Making of Modern Pregnancy in America”
Engel, Jonathan WilliamPh.D.1994“Deinstitutionalization in Maryland: A state’s response to Federal legislation 1945-1975”
Nockels Fabbri, ChristianePh.D.May 2006“Continuity and Change in Late Medieval Plague Medicine: A Survey of 152 Plague Tracts from 1348 to 1599”
Gariepy, Thomas PeterPh.D.May 1991“Mechanism without metaphysics: Henricus Regius and the establishment of Cartesian medicine”
Griffith, TylerPh.D.May 2015“Seeing Race: Techniques of Vision and Human Difference in the Eighteenth Century”
Haines, JillMA & MPhilDecember 1998 & May 1999
Hanley, James G.Ph.D.December 1998“All actions great and small: English sanitary reform, 1840-1865”
Hecht, David K.Ph.D.May 2005“Tumult in the Clouds: Robert Oppenheimer and American Science”
Hogarth, RanaPh.D.May 2012“Comparing Anatomies, Constructing Races: Medcine and Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1787-1838”
Hu, DanianPh.D.May 2001“Einstein and His Relativity Theory in China: The Introduction, Assimilation and Reaction, 1917-1979”
Irwin, Julia F.Ph.D.December 2009“Humanitarian Occupations, Foreign Relief and Assistance in the Formation of American International Identities”
Joseph, Deepu GeorgeMA & MPhilMay 2000
Kay, Gwen ElizabethPh.D.May 1997“Regulating Beauty: Cosmetics in American culture from the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act to the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act”
Kidd, Randy RyanMPhil & Ph.D.December 2001“New wine in old wineskins: traditional beliefs about the heart and blood among the Oxford Group, 1650-1680”
Knoblauch, HeidiPh.D.May 2015“Patient’s Posture: Medical Photography, Collecting, and Privacy, 1862-1962”
Krueger, Gretchen MariePh.D.December 2003“A cure is near”: children, families, and cancer in America, 1945-1980”
Kwan, Allistair MarcusPh.D.May 2010“Architectures of Astronomical Observation: From Sternwarte Kassel (ca. 1560) to the Radcliffe Observatory (1772)”
Lagueux, OlivierMA & MPhilDecember 1994 & December 1995
Lewis, Sarah JanvierPh.D.May 2003“Jean Pecquet (1622-1674) and the Thoracic duct: the controversy over the circulation of the blood and lymph in seventeenth-century Europe”
O'Donnell Linker, BethPh.D.May 2006“For Life and Limb: The Reconstruction of a Nation and its Disabled Soldiers in World War I America”
Lostaglio, KeithMA & MPhilMay 1999
Matz, BrendanPh.D.December 2011“Crafting Heredity: The Art and Science of Livestock Breeding in the United States and Germany, 1860-1914"
McLeod, Kari SuzannePh.D.May 2007“Health Matters: Public Understanding of Health in 1950s America”
Merk, ChristopherMA & MPhilMay 1999
Mermann, AlanMADecember 1999
Oleszewski, ToddPh.D.May 2008“Cholesterol: A Scientific, Medical, and Social History, 1908-1962”
Palmer, Louise YvonnePh.D.May 1998“The early scientific work of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: in the field and in the laboratory, 1763-1767”
Rankin, JoyPh.D.May 2015“Personal Computing before Personal Computers: The Origins of America’s Digital Culture”
Romano, Sally DunnePh.D.May 2006“The Dark Side of the Sun: Skin Cancer, Sunscreen, and Risk in Twentieth-Century America”
Romano, Terrie M.Ph.D.May 1993“Making Medicine Scientific: John Burdon Sanderson and the Culture of Victorian Science"
Rothschild, RachelPh.D.May 2015“A Poisonous Sky: Scientific Research and International Diplomacy on Acid Rain”
Sankaran, NeerajaPh.D.December 2006“Frank Macfarlane Burnet and the Nature of the Bacteriophage, 1925-1937”
Scheffler, RobinPh.D.May 2014“Cancer Viruses and the Construction of Biomedicine in the United States from 1900 to 1980"
Schoenenberger, VreniPh.D.May 2015“Sour Milk: The World Health Organization, Policy Production, and the Nestle Infant Formula Controversy”
Shin, PaulPh.D.May 2014"Entertaining Cures: Mesmerism, Anesthesia, and the Public Culture of Science in Nineteenth Century America"
Sutphen, Mary P.Ph.D.May 1995“Imperial Hygiene in Calcutta, Cape Town, and Hong Kong: The Early Career of Sir William John Ritchie Simpson (1855-1931)"
Tan, Ying JiaPh.D.May 2015“Revolutionary Current: Electricity and the Formation of the Party-State in China and Taiwan, 1937-1957”
Theobald, KariMA2002
Thompson, CourtneyPh.D.May 2015“Criminal Minds: Medicine, Law, and the Phrenological Impulse in America, 1830-1890”
Varughese, HeatherPh.D.May 2013“Practicing Physicians: The Intern & Resident Experience in the American Medical Education, 1945-2003”
Woods, EmilieMAMay 2004
Yearl, MaryMA & Ph.D.May 1998 & December 2005“The Time of Bloodletting”

Postdoc Fellows

David Marshall Miller

Postdoctoral Associate, Whitney Humanities Center

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Affiliates

Gloria Robinson

Staff Affiliate History of Med

Research Affiliate in the History of Medicine

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Jason L Schwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and in the History of Medicine

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Recent Visitors

Lloyd Ackert, Ph.D.

Instructor, Department of History & Politics

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Eva Ahrén, Ph.D.

Senior Curator, Head of Research

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Kevin Chang

Assistant Research Fellow

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Miguel de Asua

Professor of History of Science and Medicine

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Emma Kowal

Visiting Research Scientist

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Prakash Kumar

Assistant Professor

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Huiyu Yang, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Scientist

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Staff

Kathleen M Keenan

Operations Manager, Section of the History of Medicine

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Ramona R Moore

Administrative Assistant (Section of The History of Medicine)

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