Programs in Research and Teaching
The Center for the History of Disease and Public Health is located in the Institute of the History of Medicine and draws on the academic resources of the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Arts and Sciences to explore the history of disease transitions and the comparative and transnational history of disease control.
ORAL HISTORY OF HUMAN GENETICS PROJECT
The UCLA-Johns Hopkins Oral History of Human Genetics Project is collecting 70+ oral history interviews with leading scientists and clinicians in the fields of human and medical genetics. Most interviews are six to eight hours in length and cover and individual's childhood, upbringing, and professional career.More than 30 interviews have been conducted thus far, totaling well over 200 hours of recording, both audio and video. The interviews are professionally transcribed and then are annotated, indexed, cross-referenced, and coded with biographical data. Additionally, the material is supplemented with timelines and thematic essays on the history of the field. This material is posted to the web and will be searchable within or across interviews. The result will be a flexibly searchable resource we call an "intelligent archive": a resource that provides multiple avenues of entry, for researchers of different levels of background or technical expertise.