Dr. Graham Mooney is an assistant professor of the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the history of public health interventions and the relationship between public health policies and population health outcomes.
Dr. Mooney also has appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and the History of Science and Technology Department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
His research covers the history of public health in Britain and North America, infectious disease surveillance, epidemiology and demography. He is particularly interested in domestic space as a site and scale of public health interventions and is working on this theme in relation to topics such disinfection, contact tracing and interactions with schools and other institutions.
Dr. Mooney received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Liverpool. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in 2001.
Dr. Mooney recently completed a book manuscript entitled The Debris of Living: Infectious Disease Surveillance in England 1840-1914, which examines the history of public health interventions such as infectious disease notification, institutional and domestic isolation, disinfection, and contact tracing. His next book is the result of a class he teaches at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It uses a case study of race and class politics in Baltimore to explore the fracturing of public health systems and policy in the neo-liberal American city. He is co-editor of the journal Social History of Medicine.