Graham Mooney, Ph.D.
Public health 19th and 20th centuries; historical epidemiology; historical demography; disease surveillance and risk.
Adjunct appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Institute of the History of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University
1900 East Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
I am interested in the history of public health interventions and the relationship between public health policies and population health outcomes. My publications encompass a diverse range of topics from sex differentials in mortality to the health-related aspects of urban governance. Currently I am writing a book on infectious disease surveillance in Victorian Britain.
I am also a co-editor of Social History of Medicine.
(with Jonathan Reinarz), Permeable walls: Historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting (Clio Medica/Rodopi, 2009).
'Diagnostic spaces: workhouse, hospital and home in mid-Victorian London,' Social Science History, 30:3 (2009), 357-90.
‘Second opinions: infectious diseases and epidemiologic transition in Victorian Britain? Definitely’, Social History of Medicine, 20:3 (2007), 595-606.
‘Shifting sex differentials in mortality during urban epidemiological transition: the case of Victorian London,’ International Journal of Population Geography, 8:1 (2002), 17-48.
‘Public health versus private practice: the contested development of compulsory infectious disease notification in late nineteenth-century Britain,’ Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 73 (1999), 238-67.
(with W. Luckin and A. Tanner) ‘Patient pathways: solving the problem of institutional mortality in London during the later nineteenth century,’ Social History of Medicine, 12:2 (1999), 227-69.
(with S.R.S. Szreter) ‘Urbanisation, mortality and the standard of living debate: new estimates of the expectation of life at birth in nineteenth-century British cities,’ Economic History Review, XL (1998), 84-112.
‘“A tissue of the most flagrant anomalies”: smallpox and the centralisation of sanitary administration in late nineteenth-century London,’ Medical History, 41 (1997), 261-90.
‘Professionalization in public health and the measurement of sanitary progress in nineteenth-century England and Wales,’ Social History of Medicine, 10:1 (1997), 53-78.
(with W. Luckin) ‘Urban history and historical epidemiology: the case of London, 1860-1920,’ Urban History, 24 (1997), 37-54.
‘Did London pass the “sanitary test”? Seasonal infant mortality in London, 1870-1914,’ Journal of Historical Geography, 20:2 (1994), 158-74.
(with N. Williams) ‘Infant mortality in an “Age of Great Cities”: London and the provincial cities compared, c. 1840-1910’, Continuity and Change, 9:2 (1994), 185-212.
‘Still-births and the measurement of urban infant mortality in England, 1890-1930,’ Local Population Studies, 53 (1994), 42-52.
Chapters in books:
(with Jonathan Reinarz), ‘Hospital and asylum visiting in historical perspective: themes and issues,’ in Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz (eds.), Permeable walls: Historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting (Clio Medica/Rodopi, forthcoming).
‘Infection and citizenship: (not) visiting isolation hospitals in Victorian Britain,’ in Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz (eds.), Permeable walls: Historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting (Clio Medica/Rodopi, forthcoming).
‘British public health and the problem of local demographic structure,’ in Susan Gross Solomon, Patrick Zylberman, Lion Murard (eds.), Shifting boundaries of public health: Europe in the Twentieth Century (Rochester, University of Rochester Press, 2008).
(with A. Tanner) "Infant mortality, a spatial problem: Notting Dale Special Area in George Newman’s London", in E. Garrett, C. Galley, N. Shelton and R.I. Woods (eds.), Infant mortality: a continuing social problem (Ashgate, 2006), 169-189.
‘The epidemiological implications of reconstructing hospital catchment areas in Victorian London,’ in M. Woollard (ed.), New Windows onto London’s Past? Information Technology and the Transformation of Metropolitan History (Glasgow: Association of History and Computing 2001), 47-69.
‘The prevention and control of infectious childhood diseases in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century London: the case of diphtheria and measles,' in R. King and M.L. Gentileschi (eds.), Questioni di popolazione in Europa: una prospettiva geografica (Bologna: Pàtron Editore, 1996), 255-71.
Contributing author to NHS Executive North West, Strategic statement (Birchwood, 1995).
Contributing author to NHS Executive North West, Patterns of Health: Improving Health in the North West (Birchwood, 1995).
(with J. Hotchkiss), Liverpool Public Health Observatory Research Review, 1990-1994 (Liverpool, 1995).
Managing editor and contributing author to Mersey Regional Health Authority Public Health Annual Report; The Changing Health of Mersey, 1948-94 (Liverpool, 1995).
Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Care in Liverpool: A Review of Information, Practice, and Policy (Liverpool: Liverpool Action on Cancer Group, 1994).
Six entries in J. Belchem and R. Price (eds.) with R.J. Evans, A Dictionary of Nineteenth-Ccentury World History (London: Basil Blackwell, 1994).
- 550.609.01 Life and death in Charm City
- 140.629 Beyond the Panopticon: Observing, Representing and Managing People
- 550.605.01 History of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH Program
- 140.336 Health, Risk, and History
- Physicians and Society: Medicine and Confidentiality
- 550.605.81 History of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health MPH Program (Distance Education)