Robert A. Aronowitz studied linguistics before receiving his M.D. from Yale. After finishing residency in Internal Medicine, he received training in the history of medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aronowitz's central research interests are in the history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, and population health.
Peter Baldwin received his B.A. from Yale in 1978 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1986. Dr. Baldwin is a professor in the department of history at UCLA where he has taught since 1986.
Joel Braslow is a professor in the UCLA department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and department of history. Trained as a historian and psychiatrist, his work examines the social, cultural, historical, and scientific context of treatment practices for severe mental illness. His research has ranged from early twentieth-century American psychiatric practices (Mental Ills and Bodily Cures) to contemporary policy and care for severe mental illness. Dr.
Historian and pediatric nurse Cynthia Connolly is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she also holds fellowships at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and Field Center for Children?s Policy, Practice, and Research. Previously she was on faculty at the Yale University School of Nursing and the History of Medicine program at the Yale University Medical School. She earned her Ph.D.
Amy Fairchild is a professor in Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Educated in history and public health at Columbia University, her work focuses on the intersection of history and public health policy and has appeared in such publications as Science, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Her first book, Science at the Borders: Immigrant Medical Inspection the Shaping of the Modern Industrial Labor Force, 1881 to 1930, was published by Johns Hopkins in 2003. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Dr.
Julie Fairman is a nurse historian whose work on the history of 20th century health care represents a track record of consistent funding, including fellowships from the NLM, NEH and RWJ. Her work on the history of critical care earned her awards from the American Association of the History of Nursing and her first book, Critical Nursing: A History, received favorable reviews in the national and regional popular press and from reviewers in professional journals.
Laura Hirshbein completed her MD and psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan, and also completed a PhD in the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, American Melancholy: Constructions of Depression in the Twentieth Century was published by Rutgers University Press in 2009. Her second book, Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America was published January 2015 with Rutgers University Press. She is currently on faculty in psychiatry as Professor at the University of Michigan.
Beatrix R. Hoffman is a professor in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University. Her Investigator Award project is entitled "A History of the Right to Health Care in the United States." She is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America (Chapel Hill, 2001) and Health Care Reform and Social Movements in the United States (American Journal of Public Health, January 2003), among other publications.
Joel D. Howell is the Victor Vaughan Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, where he is also a professor in the departments of internal medicine, health services management and policy, and history. He received his M.D. at the University of Chicago, where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine. At the University of Pennsylvania he was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received his Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science.
David Jones is the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was an associate professor of the history of science in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Until 2008, he was director of the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine. After completing his M.D. and his Ph.D.