A Guggenheim for Greene

Published in Hopkins Medicine - Spring/Summer 2023

Johns Hopkins’ Jeremy Greene, a noted historian of how medical technology influences our understandings of sickness and health, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship — one of 171 scientists, writers, scholars and artists selected for the prestigious honor from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants.

Greene, a practicing internist, is the director of the Department of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  His fellowship is in the category of the history of science, technology and economics.

Greene’s current research project, Syringe Tide: Disposable Technologies and the Making of Medical Waste, focuses on the scientific, social and economic basis for the increasing disposability of medical technology and solutions to reduce the global impact of medical waste. 

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