A.B., Vassar College
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
History of public health, sex education, the medicalization of suicide, urbanization and public health
Founder and Editor, The Ultimate History Project (www.ultimatehistoryproject.com)
Condom Nation: The U.S. Government’s Sex Education Campaign from World War I to the Internet (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).
▫ British Medical Association Award: Best Popular Book on Medicine, 2010.
▫ British Medical Association Award: Best Book Furthering Understanding of Science and Medicine, 2010.
▪ “‘Naturally Clean and Wholesome:’ Women, Sex Education, and the United States Public Health Service, 1918-1928,” Social History of Medicine, Winter, 2004.
▪ “Learning the Washington Way:’ The United States Public Health Service and the Problem of Sex Education, 1919-1996,” Occasional Papers of the Society of History in the Federal Government, March, 2004.
▪ “Models of Masculinity: Sex Education, the YMCA, and the United States Public Health Service, 1918-1924,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Spring, 2003.
▪ “‘The Great Arcana of the Deity:’ Menstruation in Eighteenth-Century British Medical Thought,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Spring, 1998.
▫Winner: Richard Harrison Shryock Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine.
Articles About Graduate Education in History
▪“Our Secret Nonacademic Histories,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 26, 2012.
▪ “The Sweet Spot,” (Solicited), The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 3, 2012.
▪ “History Matters,” (Solicited), Perspectives, December 2011.
▪ “Changing History,” Co-authored with Michelle McClellan, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 13, 2011.
▪ “Sharing the Driving,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2011.
▪ “And If You Just Don’t Go?” The Chronicle of Higher Education May 18, 2010.
▪ “Whose Job Is It Anyway?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 4, 2010.
▪ “Plan B,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 13, 2009.
▪ “An Object Lesson,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 1, 2007.
▪ “Conference Confidential,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 30, 2007.
▪ “Outside, Over There,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 13, 2005.
▪ “The View from Outside the Ivory Tower,” Perspectives, January, 2005.
▪Guardians at the Gate: Ellis Island and the Public Health Service, Web Exhibit, Office of the
Public Health Service Historian, 2008.
▪ The Great Pandemic of 1918-1919, Web Exhibit Done in Conjunction with The Office of the
Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2007 (http://www.flu.gov/pandemic/history/1918/)
▪ Uniform Standards: Nursing Within the Public Health Service, Traveling Exhibit, 2007.
▪ Protecting the Nation’s Health: The Public Health Service, Traveling Exhibit (Exhibited in Detroit, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, and Oakland), 2005.
▪ Answering the Nation’s Call: The Cadet Nurse Corps, Department of Health and Human Service, 2005.
▪ On Guard Against Disease: The Commissioned Corps, Department of Health and Human Services, 2003.
▪ A Great and Terrible Scourge: The Battle to Eradicate Smallpox, The National Library of Medicine, 2002.
J. Elliot Royer Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco.
Vice President, National Council on Public History