Rachel Adams is a professor of English at Columbia University. Her most recent book is Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery.
Aziza Ahmed is a professor of law and the R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law at Boston University. She is the author of the forthcoming book Risk and Resistance: How Feminists Transformed the Law and Science of AIDS.
Sari Altschuler is Associate Professor of English and the founding director of Health, Humanities, and Society at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) and currently at work on a monograph about disability and citizenship in the early United States.
Robert A. Aronowitz is the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and a professor of history and the sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Risky Medicine: Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty.
Michael Barthman is a poet, musician, and emergency physician at Tséhootsooí Medical Center on the Navajo Nation. His poems have appeared in Synapsis, Paper Darts, and Vita Brevis Press, and he is currently working on his latest collection of poetry.
Jay Baruch is an emergency physician, writer, and professor of emergency medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he is the director of the medical humanities and bioethics scholarly concentration. He is the author of Tornado of Life: A Doctor’s Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER.
John Basl is an associate professor of philosophy in the department of philosophy and religion at Northeastern University and the associate director of the Northeastern Ethics Institute leading AI- and data-ethics initiatives. He is the author of The Death of the Ethic of Life.
Catherine Belling is an associate professor of medical education (medical humanities and bioethics) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the author of A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria.
Michael Blackie is an associate professor of health humanities in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the co-editor of From Reading to Healing: The Use of Literature to Teach Professionalism.
Amy Boesky is a professor of English and directs the minor in medical humanities, health, and culture at Boston College. She is the author of What We Have and editor of The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity.
Allan M. Brandt is the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard University. He is the author of The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America.
David Cantor is a researcher at the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social (IDES), Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a co-editor with Edmund Ramsden of Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century.
Todd Carmody is a writer, researcher, and strategy consultant. He is the author of Work Requirements: Race, Disability, and the Print Culture of Social Welfare.
Sara Jensen Carr is an assistant professor of architecture and program director for the master of design in sustainable urban environments at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape.
Pratik Chakrabarti is the National Endowment for the Humanities Cullen Chair in History and Medicine at the University of Houston. He is the author of Inscriptions of Nature: Geology and the Naturalization of Antiquity.
Tod S. Chambers is an associate professor of medical education (medical humanities and bioethics) and of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the author of The Fiction of Bioethics.
James Chappel is the Gilhuly Family Associate Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church (Harvard University Press, 2018). He is working on a history of old age in the American Century.
Rita Charon is a general internist and literary scholar at Columbia University. She is a professor and chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics and co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine.
Ed Cohen is a professor of women’s gender and sexuality studies. His most recent books are A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body (Duke University Press, 2009) and On Learning to Heal, or What Medicine Doesn’t Know (Duke University Press, 2023).
Peter Cryle is a professor emeritus of intellectual history at the University of Queensland. He is a co-author with Elizabeth Stephens of Normality: A Critical Genealogy.
Gwen D’Arcangelis is an associate professor and the director of the gender studies program at Skidmore College in New York. D’Arcangelis is the author of Bio-Imperialism: Disease, Terror, and the Construction of National Fragility.
Sayantani DasGupta is a senior lecturer in the graduate program in narrative medicine, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, all at Columbia University. She is the co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine.
Michele Marie Desmarais is a Métis, Dakota, and settler poet and scholar from the lands now known as Canada. An associate professor in religious studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dr. Desmarais is the author of owlmouth and co-author of “From the Ground Up: Indigenizing Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine.”
Lisa Diedrich is a professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Stony Brook University. She is the author of Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism.
Samuel Dubal was a physician and assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Washington. He was the author of Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord’s Resistance Army.
René Esparza is an assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of the forthcoming manuscript From Vice to Nice: Race, Sex, and the Gentrification of AIDS.
Erica Fretwell is an associate professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Sensory Experiments: Psychophysics, Race, and the Aesthetics of Feeling.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is a Hastings Center Fellow and senior advisor and a professor emerita of English and bioethics at Emory University. She is the author of Staring: How We Look.
Pamela K. Gilbert is the Albert Brick Professor of English at the University of Florida. Her most recent book is Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History.
Martin Halliwell is a professor of American thought and culture at the University of Leicester. He is the author of American Health Crisis: One Hundred Years of Panic, Planning, and Politics (2021) and co-editor of The Edinburgh Companion to the Politics of American Health (2022).
Percy C. Hintzen is a professor emeritus of African diaspora studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the forthcoming volume Reproducing Domination: On the Caribbean Postcolonial State.
Rana Hogarth is an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780–1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)
Heather Houser’s most recent book is Infowhelm: Environmental Art and Literature in an Age of Data (Columbia University Press, 2020). She is the Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor in American and English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin.
Regina Emily Idoate (Cherokee Nation) is a population health scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Deborah Jenson, professor of romance studies and global health at Duke University, is the founding co-director of the Duke Health Humanities Lab and co-editor of Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignty.
David S. Jones is the Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. He is the author of Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care.
Jaymelee Kim is an associate professor of forensic sciences at the University of Findlay.
Erin Gentry Lamb is the Carl F. Asseff, MD, MBA, JD, Designated Professor in Medical Humanities; the faculty lead of the Humanities Pathway; and an associate professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is the co-editor of Research Methods in Health Humanities.
Lisa M. Lee is the associate vice president of research and innovation and a professor of population health sciences at Virginia Tech. She writes about bioethics, public health ethics, and teaching ethics.
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee is a professor of medical humanities and ethics and the director of the Division of Ethics at Columbia University. She is a co-editor of Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age.
Martha Lincoln is an assistant professor of medical and cultural anthropology at San Francisco State University. She is the author of Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam: Public Health and the State.
John Lwanda, an honorary senior research fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University, is the author of Politics, Culture and Medicine in Malawi: Historical Continuities and Ruptures with Special Reference to HIV/AIDS.
Lisa Lynch is a professor of media and communications at Drew University. She is the author, most recently, of Native Advertising: Advertorial Disruptions in the Twenty-First Century News Space.
Christos Lynteris is a professor of medical anthropology at the University of St Andrews. His most recent book is Visual Plague: The Emergence of Epidemic Photography (MIT Press, 2022).
Annika Mann is an associate professor of English in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University. She is the author of Reading Contagion: The Hazards of Reading in the Age of Print.
Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. He is the winner of the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award, and notable books include The Protest Psychosis, Prozac on the Couch, Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality (Beacon Press, 2011), and Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland (Basic Books, 2019).
Alexa Miller is the founder of Arts Practica and a co-creator of Harvard Medical School’s elective Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis. She has taught at Wellesley College, Brandeis University, and Quinnipiac.
Justine S. Murison is an associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Kirsten Ostherr is the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English and Director of the Medical Humanities program at Rice University. She is the author of Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health and Medical Visions: Producing the Patient through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies.
Robert Peckham was the director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, where he was also the chair of history and the M. B. Lee Professor in the Humanities and Medicine from 2009 to 2021. He is the author of Epidemics in Modern Asia (2016) and Fear: An Alternative History of the World (forthcoming, 2023).
David N. Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching, research, and activism focus on environmental justice in the US and globally. His books include What Is Critical Environmental Justice? and Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago. He has served on the boards of directors of Greenpeace USA and International Rivers.
Anne Pollock is a professor of global health and social medicine at King’s College London. She is the author of Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States.
Benjamin Reiss is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Chair of the English department at Emory University. He is the author of Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World.
Ronald Sandler is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University. He is the author of Environmental Ethics: Theory in Practice, Food Ethics: The Basics, The Ethics of Species, and Character and Environment.
Ralph James Savarese is a professor of English at Grinnell College. His most recent book is See It Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor.
Cristobal Silva is an associate professor of English at UCLA. He is the author of Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative.
Harris Solomon is the Fred W. Shaffer Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of Lifelines: The Traffic of Trauma.
Maura Spiegel is the co-director of the Division of Narrative Medicine in the Department of Humanities and Ethics at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine.
Elizabeth Stephens is an associate professor of cultural studies at the University of Queensland and founder of the Australasian Health and Medical Humanities Network. She is a co-author, with Peter Cryle, of Normality: A Critical Genealogy.
Kathryn Tabb is an assistant professor of philosophy at Bard College. She works in the history and philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, and moral psychology.
Matthew A. Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Universes without Us: Posthuman Cosmologies in American Literature.
Jane F. Thrailkill teaches US literature and health humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a founding director of UNC’s health humanities lab (HHIVE) and author of Philosophical Siblings: Varieties of Playful Experience in Alice, William, and Henry James.
Helen Tilley is an associate professor of history and has a courtesy appointment in the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University. She is the author of Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870–1950.
Nancy Tomes is a Distinguished Professor of History at Stony Brook University. She is the author of Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers.
Corinna Treitel is a professor of History and co-founder of the medical humanities minor at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture, and Environment, 1870–2000.
Keir Waddington is a professor of history and co-director of the Science Humanities Initiative at Cardiff University. He is the author of An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine: Europe since 1500.
Priscilla Wald is the R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English at Duke University and author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (Duke University Press, 1995) and Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (Duke University Press, 2008). She is currently at work on a monograph entitled Human Being after Genocide.
Kym Weed is a teaching assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is also the co-director of the HHIVE Lab and graduate programs in Literature, Medicine, and Culture. Her writings on health humanities and nineteenth-century science and literature have appeared in Journal of Medical Humanities and Literature and Medicine.
Deborah F. Weinstein is an associate professor of American studies and the director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Brown University. She is the author of The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy.
Martin Willis is a professor of English literature and co-director of the ScienceHumanities Initiative at Cardiff University. He is the author of Vision, Science and Literature, 1870–1920 and editor of the Journal of Literature and Science.
Angela Woods is a professor of medical humanities and the director of the UK’s first Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University. She is the author of The Sublime Object of Psychiatry: Schizophrenia in Clinical and Cultural Theory.
Kathleen Woodward is the Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and a professor of English at the University of Washington, where she directs the Simpson Center for the Humanities. She is the author of Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions.