Dr. Gianna Pomata is a professor of history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of History of Science and Technology.
Educated and trained in Italy, Dr. Pomata has spent more than 25 years dividing her professional life as a historian between the U.S. and Europe. She joined the Hopkins faculty in 2007 after teaching for years at the Universities of Bologna and Minnesota.
Her research interests include early modern European social and cultural history, with a main focus on the history of medicine.
Dr. Pomata was awarded a 2014 National Library of Medicine’s prestigious Grant for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health. The three-year grant will support her as she writes A Science of Individuals: the Case History in Pre-Modern European Medicine.
Dr. Pomata’s publications have included five books, many book chapters, and a number of scholarly articles. Her most recent book, which she edited and translated, is Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera, The True Medicine, published in 2010.