Medicine, Science, and Humanities

Jacek Mostwin

by pendari • November 20, 2017

Jacek Mostwin, MD, D.Phil  is  Professor of Urology with expertise in pelvic surgery and lower urinary tract function, at Hopkins since 1978; full time active faculty since 1985. He directed an NIH sponsored laboratory on bladder function for seven years. Since then he has been active in medical ethics and education with special focus on […]


Roy Ziegelstein

by pendari • November 20, 2017

Roy Ziegelstein, MD, is the Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Vice Chair of Humanism in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr., Professor of Medicine, and the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education. […]


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 […]


Marian Robbins, Program Coordinator

by pendari • October 13, 2017

Marian earned her BA in Anthropology from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland as well as her MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Her passion for culture, context, and history led her to serve as the Project Coordinator & Staff Folklorist for the 2013 Chesapeake Folk Festival where she highlighted the […]