Heidi Morefield, Doctoral Fellow

Heidi’s dissertation, “Developing to Scale: Appropriate Technology and the Making of Global Health,” brings together the histories of technology, medicine, public health, and capitalism to explore the appropriate technology movement in transnational American foreign aid and its impacts in southern Africa. She holds a BA in International Development from McGill University and an MSc in Global Health and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to starting graduate work at Hopkins, she worked as a Project Manager for a USAID contractor in the DR Congo and Ghana. Her research interests include the production, circulation, and consumption of pharmaceuticals in a global health context, drug shortages, surgery and biomedicine in the global south, and the politics and practice of development. Heidi’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Presidential Foundation, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, among others. In 2017, she was a Michael E. DeBakey Fellow in the History of Medicine at the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health. She is a Graduate Fellow of the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine for 2017-18.

Contact: heidi.morefield@jhmi.edu
Website: www.heidimorefield.com

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