Naomi Rogers, PhD

Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

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Years active at Yale: 1994-present

Dr. Rogers is a professor in the Section of the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine (Yale School of Arts and Sciences), where she teaches undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students. She has given lectures to medical students on the history of intersex, paying for medical care, medical student activism, and doctors, disease and nutrition.Her historical interests include the history of disease; gender and health; disease and public health; disability; medicine and film; and alternative medicine in 19th and 20th century America. She was recently invited to lecture on the history of polio at Birkbeck College, University of London, and at the Casa Oswaldo Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At Yale, she has courtesy appointments in the departments of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and History. 

She has numerous publications, and her current book project examines American health activists since 1945. In 2017, she gave the keynote Garrison Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine on “Radical Visions of American Medicine: Politics and Activism in the History of Medicine.”