Faculty

Research Areas
Paola Bertucci
Associate Professor of History and History of Medicine; Curator of the Historical Scientific Division, Peabody Museum
paola.bertucci@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1397
Enlightenment; cultural history of technology in the early modern world, cultures of collecting and display; artisanal knowledge, the early modern body, scientific travel, material culture
Henry Cowles
Assistant Professor of History of Medicine and History
henry.cowles@yale.edu
Human sciences and scientific medicine since 1800; mind and brain; historical and scientific methodology; pragmatism and evolutionary theory; experimentation in science, medicine, and the arts.
Ivano Dal Prete, Ph.D.
Lecturer in History
ivano.dalprete@yale.edu
Earth sciences (ca. 1300-1800); generation in the long eighteenth century; material culture of astronomy; science, religion and society in early modern Europe
Joanna Radin
Assistant Professor of History of Medicine and History, and History and Anthropology
joanna.radin@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-4258
History of biology, medicine, and anthropology since 1945; scientific expeditions, biomedical ethics, human subjects research, collections, and laboratories; history of global health; biomedical technology
Chitra Ramalingam
Lecturer in History
chitra.ramalingam@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1049
Cultural history of the physical sciences (18th-century to the present), science and visual culture, visual studies, material culture studies, history and theory of photography, modern British history
William Rankin
Assistant Professor of the History of Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies
william.rankin@yale.edu
Physical and earth sciences since the mid-nineteenth century; military, industrial, and governmental science; history of cartography; science and architecture; visual studies; environmental history
Naomi Rogers
Professor of the History of Medicine and History
naomi.rogers@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-4341
History of 20th century medicine & public health in North America including policy, activism, alternative medicine & gender and medicine; Science & feminism; Feminist health movements
William Summers
Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, and History of Medicine; Lecturer in History
william.summers@yale.edu
History of modern biology; geopolitics of disease; Asian science and medicine
Courtney Thompson
Lecturer
courtney.thompson@yale.edu
History of psychiatry and mental illness; criminal science; phrenology and anthropometry; medicine and the law; gender in science and medicine; history of the body; the visual and material culture of science
John Warner
Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine; Professor of History and of American Studies; Director of Graduate Studies; Chair of the Section of the History of Medicine (School of Medicine)
john.warner@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-4338
19th & 20th century US medicine and health; Comparative history of medicine (US, Britain, France); Cultural history of science & medicine