Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History and Professor in the History of Medicine
Social, cultural, and intellectual history of medicine; the societal impact of infectious diseases; modern European social and political history.
Current ProjectsDr. Snowden's current research projects are the history of epidemic diseases and their impact on society; the global crisis of malaria; and the history of emerging and reemerging diseases.
Dr. Snowden's main reseasrch interest is the history of epidemic diseases and their impact on society.
Extensive Research Description
Frank Snowden is the Andrew Downey Orrick professor of history and
professor and chair of history of science and medicine. His research focuses on
the history of epidemic diseases and their impact on society. Dr. Snowden studies the comparative
history of epidemic diseases, the history of public health, the impact of
emerging and resurgent diseases, issues in medical ethics and
bioterrorism. Dr. Snowden is also
a scholar of Italian history and of European social and political history, and
examines the societal impact and the progression of malaria in Italy and in
Europe during the twentieth century.
Dr. Snowden received his D.Phil. from Oxford University. He served as a resident at the American Academy in Rome and is a member of the American Historical Association and the American Association for the History of Medicine. Dr. Snowden is a recipient of the Gustav Ranis Prize from the MacMillan Center at Yale, the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize from the American Historical Association, the Malaria Foundation International award and the William Henry Welch Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine.