Naomi Rogers, PhD

Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

Research Organizations

History of Medicine

Faculty Research

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Naomi Rogers is a Professor in the Section of the History of Medicine, with courtesy appointments in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History. Her professional interests range across the history of disease, public health, gender and medicine, nursing, and alternative medicine in 19th- and 20th-century America. .

Selected Publications

  • Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine, Oxford University Press, 2013
  • Save Her for the Dean: Feminists Fight the Culture of Exclusion in American Medical Education, 1970-1990, in Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine eds Elizabeth Fee, Ellen More and Manon Perry (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 205-241.
  • Polio Chronicles: Warm Springs and Disability Politics in the 1930s.

    Polio Chronicles: Warm Springs and Disability Politics in the 1930s. Asclepio (2009) 61: 143-174.

  • Explaining Everything: The Power and Perils of Reading Rosenberg.

    Explaining Everything: The Power and Perils of Reading Rosenberg, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (2008) 63: 423-434.

  • Silence Has Its Own Stories: Elizabeth Kenny, Polio and the Culture of Medicine, Social History of Medicine. (2008) 21: 145-161.
  • An Alternative Path: The Making and Remaking of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia Rutgers University Press, 1998
  • Dirt and Disease: Polio before FDR Rutgers University Press, 1992
  • Health Activism and the Humanization of American Medicine : book manuscript in process
  • Race and the Politics of Polio: Warm Springs, Tuskegee and the March of Race and the Politics of Polio: Warm Springs, Tuskegee and the March of Dimes. American Journal of Public Health. 2007, 97: 2-13. American Journal of Public Health 2007, 97: 2-13.

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Naomi Rogers, PhD
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, L-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste Suite 128

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208324
New Haven, CT 06520-8324