Mary Ellen Leuver
Mary Ellen Leuver is a Yale College alumna with degrees in history and English. Mary Ellen moved to the department of History of Science and Medicine for her Ph.D. immediately after graduating from undergrad with honors and after winning the Sterling Manuscripts and Archives Undergraduate Thesis Award. While in her first two years of doctoral work, Mary Ellen was awarded the Yale University President’s Outstanding Teaching Award as a teaching fellow and subsequently was permitted to teach her own undergraduate summer course, Epidemics in American Culture. She was also an Arts & Humanities editor for the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine and a McDougal Center Fellow, where Mary Ellen was the Program Director for the Women Mentoring Women program, established to support and enrich the lives of women academics at Yale. During a sabbatical from her doctoral program, Mary Ellen taught high school history, where she won another teaching award. She currently writes her own history of medicine column for the Medical Bulletin of the University of Maryland.