University of California, Berkeley, 2016 - present:

  • The Health, Science, and Environment Beats
  • Reporting on Public Health and Medicine
  • The Drugs Wars
  • Health in the Headlines
  • Richmond Confidential
  • Environmental Health and Development (2004 - 2007)


Emory University, 2009 - 2015:

  • The History of Public Health
  • Drugs and American Culture
  • Vaccines and Society
  • Health, Environment, and Civil Rights
  • Opium to Obamacare: The Pursuit of Health in the U.S.
  • Health and the Humanities
  • Disease and the City
  • Global Health in the Media
  • Vaccination and Global Health
  • Health and Politics in the 20th Century U.S.



Courses Taught

I've given featured talks and keynotes at state and national public health conferences and history conferences and presented my work at academic institutions and organizations across the U.S. and in Europe. 


I frequently talk to the media about the history of medicine and public health, especially the modern era of immunization, the debate over vaccines, and the modern history of pesticides, especially the rise and fall of DDT.

Talks