Graduate Fellows

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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 […]


Brooke Lansing

Brooke Lansing

by pendari • November 3, 2020

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

by pendari • January 10, 2020

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

by pendari • September 26, 2019

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 […]