Editor and Author Biographies
The editors of this volume are members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) who contributed their time and expertise to the organization, review, and revision of this book. Final responsibility for the content rests with the authors and the NAM.
Evelynn Hammonds, SM, PhD, is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, a Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, and a Professor of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Hammonds is the author of Childhood’s Deadly Scourge: The Campaign to Control Diphtheria in New York City, 1880–1930 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999). She co-edited Gender and Scientific Authority (University of Chicago Press, 1996). She has published articles on the history of disease, race, and science; African American feminism; African American women and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS; and analyses of gender and race in science and medicine. She is also the author of the article “Gendering the Epidemic: Feminism and the Epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the United States, 1981–1999,” which appeared in Science, Medicine, and Technology in the 20th Century: What Difference Has Feminism Made? (University of Chicago Press, 2000). Dr. Hammonds’s current work focuses on the intersection of scientific, medical, and socio-political concepts of race in the United States. Her most recent article, co-authored with S. Reverby, is “Toward a Historically Informed Analysis of Racial Health Disparities Since 1619” (American Journal of Public Health 108).
Howard Markel, MD, PhD, is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and the Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry, Public Health, History, English Literature and Language, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. An acclaimed social and cultural historian of medicine, Dr. Markel is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 10 books, including the award-winning Quarantine!: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997) and When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America
Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed (Pantheon Books/Alfred A. Knopf, 2004). His national best-selling book An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine (Pantheon Books/Alfred A. Knopf, 2011) garnered wide critical praise and was a New York Times best-seller. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Markel served as a historical consultant on pandemic influenza preparedness planning for the Department of Defense.
David Rosner, PhD, MPH, is the Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, and the Co-Director, Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health, at Columbia University. Dr. Rosner focuses on research at the intersection of public health and social history and the politics of occupational disease and industrial pollution. He has been actively involved in lawsuits on behalf of cities, states, and communities around the nation who are trying to hold the lead, asbestos, and chemical industry accountable for past acts that have resulted in tremendous damage to America’s children. Cases aimed at removing lead from children’s environments, removing PCBs from state waterways, and asbestos lawsuits aimed at providing funds for remediation and compensation for victims of environmental and occupational disease have grown out of his academic work. His work on the history of industry understanding the harms done by their industrial toxins has been part of lawsuits on behalf of asbestos workers and silicosis victims as well. Dr. Rosner is the author and editor of 12 books, including, with NAM member Gerald Markowitz, the forthcoming Building the Worlds That Kill Us: Disease, Death, and American History (Columbia University Press).
Rosemary Stevens, PhD, MPH, is a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar in Social Medicine and Public Policy in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor Emeritus in Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member (and sometime chair) of the Department of History and Sociology of Science and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Between 1968 and 1976, she held subsequent Assistant, Associate, and full Professor positions at the Yale Medical School in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and was also a Fellow at Yale’s Institute for Social and Policy Studies. In 1976 she moved to Tulane University, serving as the Chair of the Department of Health Systems Management. She moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and joined the emeritus faculty in 2002. Stevens’s publications include books on the history of medical practice in England, the history of specialization in American medicine, the early implementation of Medicaid, physician migration policy and its implications, and the history of American hospitals. Her current research focuses on the formal organization of specialization in American medicine today, and the public roles and self-regulatory structures of the medical profession.
Laura Harbold DeStefano is the Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement at the National Academy of Medicine, where she has served in various editing and communications roles since 2011. Previously, she was the manager of the AEI Press, the book publisher for the American Enterprise Institute. She has a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and resides in Takoma Park, Maryland, with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Andrea Schultz, MPH, is the Technical Program Manager at Cleerly Health, a digital health care company dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health. Previously, she held research and project management positions at LGS Innovations, PCM TRIALS, and the Department of State. From 2004 until 2013, Schultz held roles at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), including a position supporting research and organizational change initiatives for IOM President Harvey Fineberg. She served as the Co-Director of five IOM consensus studies and three standing committees.
Edward Berkowitz, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of History and Public Policy at The George Washington University. He is the author of To Improve Human Health: A History of the Institute of Medicine (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998). His most recent book is Making Social Welfare Policy: Three Case Studies Since 1959 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020).
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