Jacob Moses

Jacob Moses, PhD, studies biomedicine and biotechnology in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a particular focus on issues of ethics and governance. His research and teaching interests include the history of medicine; science & technology studies; the history of emotions in science, technology, and medicine; medical decision-making; the history of surgery; gender, sexuality, and…

Brooke Lansing

Brooke Lansing is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. Her dissertation, entitled “With the Strictest Confidence: Abortion and Contraception in Nineteenth-Century New York City,” explores women’s perspectives on reproductive control, and the gender politics behind its increasing restriction, from 1839-1878. Her study is drawn from largely never-before-studied court records…

Talia Katz

Talia Katz is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research tracks the development and practice of psychodrama and drama therapy in Israel, considering how experiences of violence influence the production of psychiatric knowledge. More broadly, she is interested in how the concept of trauma is reconfigured in relation…

Lindsey Grubbs

Lindsey Grubbs is a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Emory University, where she also obtained a certificate in bioethics. Grounded in the health humanities and feminist disability studies, her research and teaching focus on the literary and cultural history of medicine in America and…

Catherine Freddo

Catherine Freddo is a Ph.D. candidate in German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. She is based in the Italian section, where she focuses on the intellectual history of early modern Europe. Her dissertation, entitled “Vox Populi: Vernacular politics in early modern Italy”, explores the correlation between civic identity and vernacular language…

Alexander Parry

Alex received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. from the Literary and Cultural Studies program at the University of Oklahoma. His previous research analyzed how the domestic reformer Catharine Beecher combined religion and physiology to provide health advice for nineteenth-century American women. He has also examined how the turn-of-the-twentieth-century…

Durgesh Solanki

Durgesh Solanki is a PhD student in the Sociology department. His research interests lie in medical sociology, urban inequality, empire, and the comparative study of caste and race. Durgesh’s current work examines the relationship between colonialism and the development of sanitation systems in the spread and management of plague epidemics in the late 19th and…

Joanna Behrman

Joanna Behrman is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research work has included multiple projects at the intersection of gender and the history of science education. She is currently finishing her dissertation on the influence of women’s colleges on the history of women…

Daniel Polsky

Daniel Polsky is the 40th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Carey Business School.  From 1996-2016 he was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Robert D. Eilers Professor the Wharton…

Iro Filippaki

Iro Filippaki (pronounced Eero) is the Center’s inaugural postdoctoral researcher. Her role includes organizing Center events; working with the Director and faculty to develop new programs; liaising with faculty and trainees across multiple campuses of Johns Hopkins University; and developing online content for the Center’s online and social media presence, as well as conducting her…