Teaching

Health and Disease in America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

• Teaching Award. Course description: This course explores major historical developments in medicine and public health policy in the United States, from the early modern period to the present.  Major themes of the course will cover the social and cultural impact of epidemic disease, the creation and evolution of healthcare institutions, the rise of the medical profession, the place of race and gender in medical practice and scientific experimentation, and the creation of national policies to increase access to medical care.  Lectures will frame each week's topics in...

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Public Health and Welfare in Europe and America: Seminar

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2015

• Teaching Award. Course Description: This seminar focuses on the history of public health and welfare in America and Europe, from the pre-modern period to the present.  We will explore crises and responses to epidemics, vaccination, new scientific and medical discoveries, chronic poverty, severe climate change, famine and outbreaks resulting from global travel and exploration. In all instances, we will pay particular attention to the experience of those affected, as well as the expectation, legal justification and effects of government response. 

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Adviser for the following these at Harvard University

Semester: 

N/A

 

-       Brianna E. Rennix, “Chamber of Compromise: The Creation and Demise of the First Irish Senate, 1912-1936” (2013) Hoopes Prize Winner.

-       Maya E. Peña, “A Cup and a Half of Health: The History of Flour Enrichment in the United States, 1910-1955.” (2012) Hoopes Prize Winner.

-       P. Justin Rossi, “Piracy and Diplomacy in the Mediterranean.” (2009) Hoopes Prize...

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Societies of the World 41 and History 1101: Medieval Europe (as Head Teaching fellow)

Semester: 

N/A

• Head Teaching Fellow, Guest Lecturer and Teaching Fellow (for two different years).
• Teaching award, twice.

Course Description: From the ruins of the ancient world, women and men created a new civilization: Europe. Combining history, archaeology, and science, this course examines the extraordinary transformations of belief systems, warfare, technology, law and government, business practices, food production, disease, and climate in the Middle Ages, between the fall of Rome and the Italian Renaissance. Themes include the spread of Christianity, the challenge of Islam...

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