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- history of medicine, history of medical research, history of public health
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- About Me
My research focuses on the history of international public health and medical research in Africa. I am interested in the interplay between social, political, and scientific forces in the formulation and implementation of public health policy in Africa. I am currently working on a book about the history of virus research in Uganda from the 1930s to the present, exploring the role of African researchers, subjects, and institutions in the production of global biomedical knowledge.
I earned my MPH from Columbia University and my PhD in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University. I am currently on the faculty of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
- Recent Publications
2020 Cummiskey, Julia and Louis Mukwaya. “Why is there Need for Long-Term Investment in the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the Home of Zika?” Somatosphere (blog), March 23, http://somatosphere.net/2020/uganda-virus-research-institute-history-zika.html/.
2020 Cummiskey, J. “‘An Ecological Experiment on the Grand Scale’: Creating an Experimental Field in Bwamba, Uganda, 1942-1950.” Isis 111 (1): 3-21.
2014 Cummiskey, J. “Drugs, Race and Tuberculosis Control in Baltimore, 1950-1978.” Social History of Medicine 27(4): 728-750.
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- Modern, 20th century, 21st century
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- Colonialism, Medicine, Science