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Joanna Behrman

Joanna Behrman

by pendari • September 12, 2019

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 […]

Iro Filippaki

Iro Filippaki

by pendari • November 22, 2018

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 […]


Judith Vick

by pendari • September 17, 2018

Judith Vick is a medical student, researcher, writer, and family caregiver. In 2018, she graduated with an MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in 2019, she will graduate with an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Prior to matriculating at Hopkins, she worked for the Writing and Speaking Programs at […]


Elisabet Pujadas

by pendari • September 7, 2018

Elisabet Pujadas is entering her last year as an MD-PhD student at Johns Hopkins and is currently applying to residency programs in Pathology. Originally from Barcelona, Elisabet was a student at Aula Escola Europea where she was taught in Catalan, Spanish, French and English. During her last two years of high-school, she also attended evening […]

Javier de la Maza

by pendari • June 20, 2018

Dr. de la Maza is a physician and filmmaker originally from Chile. He is currently earning a Masters in Health Education & Health Communication from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Before moving to Baltimore with his wife and two children, he worked as a pediatric emergency physician for five years in his […]

Morgan Shahan

by pendari • January 24, 2018

Morgan Shahan is a PhD candidate in 20th Century U.S. history at Johns Hopkins University. As a social and cultural historian, she is broadly interested in the intersection of social movements, race and racism, and the carceral state. Her dissertation, tentatively entitled “Managing Deviancy: Parole, Prediction, and Carceral Development, 1895-1939,” concerns the development and evolution […]

Lakshmi Krishnan

by pendari • November 15, 2017

Lakshmi Krishnan earned her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her DPhil (PhD.) in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her dissertation was on the transgressive poetics and prose practices of Victorian poet A.C. Swinburne and his relationship to genre. She completed a residency […]

Rebecca Wilbanks

by pendari • November 14, 2017

Rebecca Wilbanks received her PhD in 2017 from Stanford’s Program in Modern Thought and Literature, and holds a BA summa cum laude in comparative literature and biological sciences from Cornell University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of the History of Medicine, and a Hecht-Levi fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Addressing the […]

Sabine Baier

by pendari • October 26, 2017

Sabine Baier earned her PhD in philosophy of science from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) at the chair for philosophy. Her dissertation “Feuerphilosophen – Alchemie und das Streben nach dem Neuen” (“Philosophers of Fire. Alchemy and the Strive for the New”, published 2015) reflects from a philosophical perspective on the nature […]

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley

by pendari • October 26, 2017

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley holds a BA from Chapman University in History and Screenwriting and a Certificate in Global Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation, “Nothing but Nets: The History of Insecticide-Treated Nets in Africa, 1980s-Present,” examines how and why insecticide-treated bed nets became a cornerstone of malaria control in the […]