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Who We Are

Staff

Collectively, the Center’s team-based staff has more than 200 years’ experience in appraising, acquiring, and applying metadata and description to quality historical resources in the history of medicine, health, and society. Our specialized education (17 advanced degrees in library science, public history, history and archival methods, museum studies, and classics) and technical training provide us with the skills needed to enable scholars to discover and engage with these rare and unique research resources to advance knowledge in a variety of fields.

 

Advisory committee

We rely on a faculty committee for guidance and assistance.

Chair: David Jones
, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University

S. J. Adelstein, Paul C. Cabot Distinguished Professor of Medical Biophysics and Quondam Daniel C. Tosteson University Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Allan M. Brandt, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, holding a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School

Eugene Braunwald, Hersey Distinguished Professor of Theory and Practice of Physic at Harvard Medical School, Faculty Dean for Academic Programs at the Partners Healthcare System, and Founding Chairman of the Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

R. Bruce Donoff, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Jeffrey M. Drazen, Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Physiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine

Barbara Ebert, former administrator in the office of the Dean of the Medical School during three administrations– Berry, Ebert, and Tosteson

Jeremy Greene, Associate Professor, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair at the Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine

Martin Hirsch, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Infectious Diseases

Subramanyan Jayasankar, President of the Boston Medical Library, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Susan C. Lester
is Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Breast Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Marie McCormick, Sumner and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Senior Associate for Academic Affairs in Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center, and Senior Associate Director of the Infant Follow-Up program at Children’s Hospital

Scott H. Podolsky, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library

Charles E. Rosenberg, Professor of the History of Science and Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences, Harvard University

Eleanor Shore, Senior Consultant to the Office for Academic and Clinical Programs and Chair of the Archives for Women in Medicine (AWM)

Peter V. Tishler, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a physician and senior investigator in the Department of Medicine, Division of Genetics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Peter Tonellato, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, a member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center as a part of the Biostatistics and Computational Biology breast cancer program, Visiting Professor in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Professor of Computer Science and Health Informatics at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

Augustus A. White III, Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, Emeritus, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center