Graduate Fellows

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Pyar Seth

by Jacob Moses • April 7, 2022

Pyar Seth is a PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies Program pursuing a joint track in Anthropology and Political Science. He is also a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar and Graduate Research Associate to the Black Beyond Data Project. Broadly, Pyar studies Black sociopolitical life and death and how medical language, strategies, and technologies […]


SJ Zanolini

SJ Zanolini

by Jacob Moses • January 28, 2022

SJ Zanolini specializes in both the history and practice of Chinese medicine. They earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Chinese Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.S. in East Asian Medicine from Dongguk University at Los Angeles. Clinically, SJ resists narrow specialization […]


Michele Asuni

by Jacob Moses • January 28, 2022

Michele Asuni is a PhD candidate in the Classics department at Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation, titled “Pathos Visible: Color and Emotion from Homer to Heliodorus,” explores how the ancient Greeks used color to characterize emotions across literary genres, media and time periods, with a special focus on issues of materiality, embodiment, and the intersections […]


Michael Healey

Michael Healey

by Jacob Moses • January 22, 2022

Michael Healey received his BA in biology and public health from the University of Rochester in 2016 as part of their early medical scholars program. After matriculating into medical school, he became increasingly interested in health policy and the medical humanities, and eventually decided to take leave to study the history of medicine. Broadly speaking, […]


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Yanneck Wiegers

by Jacob Moses • January 21, 2022

Yanneck Wiegers is a PhD student in the Classics department. Primarily a Latinist, his research interests lie in the intertextuality and aesthetics of Latin poetry. In his dissertation, he examines the tension between philological labor and aesthetic sentiment in the production of Latin literature. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Yanneck completed a BA/BS in Latin and […]


Andrew Lea

Andrew Lea

by Marian Robbins • August 19, 2021

Andrew Lea is currently a fourth-year medical student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in History and Science. He received his Ph.D. (D.Phil.) in History of Science and Medicine from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. […]


Vincenza Mazzeo

Vincenza Mazzeo

by Marian Robbins • August 19, 2021

Vincenza Mazzeo is a PhD Candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University and 2020-2021 Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine.  She holds an H.BA from the University of Toronto and MA from Carleton University. Vincenza’s dissertation uses oral history and women’s alternative media to examine how ideas of gender, race, health, […]


Maya Koretzky

by Marian Robbins • March 2, 2021

Maya Overby Koretzky earned a BA in history from Cornell University in 2013. Maya’s undergraduate work focused on the cultural and intellectual history of late 19th and early 20th century Russia with a particular emphasis on the history of neurobiology. Before coming to Hopkins Maya served as a fellow in the department of bioethics at […]


Kristin Brig-Ortiz

by Marian Robbins • March 2, 2021

Kristin received a BA in history in 2015 as well as an MA in history in 2017 from the College of Charleston. Her past research has explored the history of smallpox vaccination in the nineteenth-century British Empire with a particular interest in how vaccine production, distribution, and implementation affected relationships at local, colonial, and global […]


Jacob Moses

Jacob Moses, CMHSM Postdoctoral Fellow

by pendari • December 3, 2020

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 […]