I am a historian of medicine and public health in the Caribbean and Latin America. My current research looks at medical understandings of fever in the French, British, Spanish, and U.S. Caribbean empires. More about me.

I teach undergraduate courses on the history of disease, public health, and empire; the history of medicine and public health in Latin America; and disease in the Caribbean. At the graduate level I offer a readings course on global history of Latin American science and medicine; and readings on disease in the Caribbean. For detailed course descriptions see

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Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Project awarded the 2007 Jack D. Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Awards by the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Recent Honors and Awards:


2010 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

2011 Workshop:


Globalizing the History of Medicine and Public Health: Adding Latin America and the Caribbean, Yale University School of Medicine.

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