Kirsten Moore-Sheeley

Alumni - Post Graduate Fellow 2018-19

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 21st century, as well as the role of African scientists, health workers, health officials, and populations played in the construction of this biomedical, global health technology. More generally, her interests include the history of public health in East Africa, the history of international and global public health, the history of disease, and the history of biomedical science and technology. She has published her research in Social History of Medicine and the online history of medicine blog, REMEDIA. Her work has been supported by the Beckman Center of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.​