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Science History Institute
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History of medicine, public health, environment, human and non-human infectious disease, One Health, global health, zoonoses, veterinary medicine, social movements, agricultural history, US history, animal studies, oral history, public history
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About Me

Rebecca Kaplan is a historian of medicine and public health. Her research interests include animal health and disease, One Health, and global health. Her current project is about foot and mouth disease in Mexico and Canada in the mid-20th century and the United State’s response to these outbreaks. As a fellow at the Science History Institute she is also involved in the Science and Disability Oral History Project, public programming, and museum curation.

Rebecca holds a PhD in the history of health sciences from the University of California, San Francisco, and an MS in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Before joining the Science History Institute Rebecca was the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Pulitzer Center, and she taught at UC Berkeley, Michigan State University, and UT Southwestern Medical School.

Recent Publications

Roth, Jordon et al. Toxic Planet: A Global Health Crisis. Washington, DC: The Pulitzer Center, 2018.
ISBN: 978-0-9966398-1-1

Cohen, John et al. To End AIDS. Washington, DC: The Pulitzer Center, 2016.
ISBN: 978-0-9966398-0-4

Kaplan, Rebecca. “The Politics of the Herd: Big Government and Libertarian Imperatives in Twentieth Century United States Brucellosis Eradication Policy.” Western Humanities Review 2015 Fall: 201-33.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Medicine, Public History, Rural & Agrarian History, Science