Dr. Maria Portuondo holds a joint appointment in the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an associate professor of the history of science and technology at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Her research focuses on early modern science and technology in Europe and Latin America. Dr. Portuondo serves as the chair of the Department of History of Science and Technology.
She received her B.S.E.E. from the University of Miami. She earned her M.A. from Florida Atlantic University and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Portuondo joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008.
Dr. Portuondo worked for 10 years as an electrical engineer before she began her studies in the history of science. Her background in electrical engineering drives her interest in the history of technology.
Her work has been recognized with the 2011 John E. Fagg Prize from the American Historical Association.