A former member

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 […]

Heidi Morefield

by pendari • October 26, 2017

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 […]

Robert Wiley

by pendari • October 26, 2017

Bob Wiley is interested in what processes and knowledge are essential to becoming an ‘expert’ in a particular domain, how is new knowledge represented in the mind/brain, and how does it interact with pre-existing knowledge.  To approach these questions, Bob uses both behavioral and neuroimaging research methods in conjunction with statistical models. Bob comes from a background […]