The Program in Global Health and Health Policy invites you to the first event in the Spring 2011 Global Health Colloquium: How Cancer Crossed the Color Line:
The American Narrative in Global Perspective/
Keith Wailoo, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University, will speak on Friday, February 18, 12 to 1:30 pm, in 219 Aaron Burr Hall.
Lunch will be served.
Professor Keith Wailoo is among our nation’s pre-eminent historians of medicine. His wide-ranging scholarship places disease and treatment in a richly textured social and technological context, with special attention to the nexus between health and race. He is the author of Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth Century America (1997) and of the award-winning books Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (2001) and The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease (2006).
His new book How Cancer Crossed the Color Line has just been released by Oxford University Press. Professor Wailoo is a keen observer of contemporary medical controversies and he has co-edited several books on race and vulnerability, genetic medicine, vaccination, and transplantation. He is currently completing a book on the history and politics of pain medicine in America. In 2007, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine, where he is a member of the Health Sciences Policy Board.
Professor Wailoo’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Department of Anthropology, and the Health Grand Challenges Initiative.