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Melissa Grafe, PhD

John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History & Head of the Medical Historical Library


In July 2011 I joined Yale as the John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. I work with students and faculty on research, classes, grants and publications; manage the staff and collections for the Medical Historical Library; oversee major digitization projects; stage exhibitions in the Library; and handle donations, among other duties.

I received my Ph.D in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. I was a Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow at Lehigh University Library followed by an appointment as the Humanities Librarian at Lehigh.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins, History of Medicine (1999)

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