Alex Parry is a Ph.D. candidate with the History of Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins. His dissertation charts the ways U.S. society has tried to control the use and sale of risky products and explains why longstanding approaches to home safety overburden women and low-income households. This project has received funding from institutions including the National Science Foundation and JHU Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Alex has published on U.S. public health with the Journal of the History of Biology, Isis, Nursing Clio, and the Washington Post. He also convenes the Injury Studies Research Network (ISRN), which brings together investigators from multiple disciplines to analyze the social and material realities of injuries and to propose forward-looking policy solutions.