Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12pm to 1:30pm
About this Event
Topics: Community,Diversity,Education,Ethics,Medicine,Population Medicine,Public Health
Event Types: Lecture,Special Event
Department/Office: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
RSVP Required: Yes
Better Together Dialogue:
Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
Noon - 1:30 p.m. (EST) via Zoom
Christopher D. E. Willoughby is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. In 2016, he completed his PhD in history at Tulane University. He is the author of Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools (University of North Carolina Press, 2022), and with Sean Morey Smith,
he edited the book Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery (Louisiana State University Press, 2021). He has published
widely in popular and academic publications including The Washington Post and The Journal of the History of Medicine
and Allied Sciences. Previously, he has held long-term fellowships at the Huntington Library, Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, The Pennsylvania State University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Emory University.
Scott Podolsky, Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, will moderate the event.
This Better Together Dialogue is sponsored by the Office for Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership, the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.
Live closed captioning will be available.
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