Cain Conference Fellow
Jeremy A. Greene is the William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, director of the Department of the History of Medicine, and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and also practices internal medicine at the East Baltimore Medical Center. His research explores the ways in which medical technologies influence our understanding of what it means to be sick or healthy, normal or abnormal, on personal, regional, and global scales. Among his publications are The Doctor Who Wasn’t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth (University of Chicago Press, 2022) and Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease and Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine (2007 and 2014, Johns Hopkins University Press). His newest research project, Syringe Tide: Disposable Technologies and the Making of Medical Waste, focuses on the scientific, social, and economic basis of the shift towards disposable technologies in hospitals and clinics that have made the healthcare industry one of the largest carbon-emitting and plastic waste-producing sectors of the global economy.
With Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger, Norway) and Victoria Lee (Ohio University), and Amy Slaton (Drexel University), Jeremy organized the 2023 Gordon Cain Conference, “Science in Humanities, Humanities in Science: Embedded Connections.”
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Historians and social scientists of science, technology, and medicine discuss their collaborative work to develop and deploy “embedded connections” in the humanities and STEM fields.