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Current Graduate Students
Eli Anders (History of Medicine)
Katherine Arner (History of Medicine)
Katherine received her BA in History from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her undergraduate thesis explored the shifting politics of medical knowledge and quarantine policy in early eighteenth-century England. At Hopkins, Katherine has shifted her focus to the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, looking at the impact of new environments and new transatlantic networks on disease theory, disease patterns and methods of control. Katherine's thesis will explore the Atlantic context of the American debates over yellow fever between 1793 and 1822. Her research treats the American debates as a critical site of transnational exchange and knowledge production among Americans but also the British and other medical actors in interconnected parts of the Atlantic world. More broadly, Katherine is fascinated by all aspects of the history of public health.
- International Seminar in the History of the Atlantic World, Summer 2009: "The Americas in the Advancement of European Science and Medicine, 1500-1830"
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, 2010-2011
- Dissertation Fellowship, Program in Early American Economy and Society, 2010-2011
Lisa Boult (History of Medicine)
Lisa received her BA from Radcliffe College, her MD from Yale University and Her MPH from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include the history of disease, the history of aging, and 18th and 19th century American medicine. She is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatrics at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Julia Cummiskey (History of Medicine)
Sandra Eder (History of Medicine)
Sandra received her M.Phil in History from the University of Vienna, Austria and her MA in American Studies from Columbia University. She is interested in the history of 20th century biomedicine, especially post WW II endocrinology, sexuality, gender and sexual differentiation.
Susan Lamb (History of Medicine)
Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Toronto. Her primary area of research is the history of psychiatry and the development of psychosomatic medicine and its practitioners in the twentieth century. She maintains a strong interest in combining material culture methodologies with traditional historical sources, and using the objects and artifacts of medicine to grapple with new questions about its past.
Susan has published "Model Behaviour: A Material Culture Approach to the History of Anatomical Models" in Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, eds., Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods and Interdisciplinarity (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005).
Susan has also won the 2008 Harold N. Segall Prize for the best graduate student essay for the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine for her essay, “The Theory and Practice of Adolf Meyer’s Psychobiology: Patient Experiences Inside the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1908-1917."
Seth LeJacq (History of Medicine)
Seth has a BA in History and Government from Cornell University. He is interested in how fertility and reproduction were understood in early modern Europe, especially England, and the relationships between putative expert knowledge and vernacular knowledge.
Abigail Markoe (History of Medicine, Public Health)
Abigail got her B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Medicine from The George Washington University. She studies the history of public health and medicine in southern Africa, specifically the history of maternal and child health in Zambia. She is also working towards a Masters of Health Sciences in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, combining her historical and contemporary interests in African child health.
Massimo Petrozzi (History of Medicine)
Massimo studied philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. His general interests include the representation of non-human animals’ bodies in science and medicine in 17th and 18th century Italy and the relationship between gender, science, and medicine.
Massimo has received the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2008
—The Singleton Travel Fellowship, Summer 2008
Justin Rivest (History of Medicine)
Marion Schmidt (History of Medicine)
Ellen Silbergeld (History of Medicine)
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