M.A., Rutgers University/NJIT-Newark
Jason is a PhD candidate in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the history of public health, medicine, and environment, with a particular focus on built environments and the health of populations. Jason's dissertation places the rise and decline of pediatric AIDS within the context of changing public health and medical care landscapes in American cities after the Second World War. This research examines how responses to complicated health phenomena are related to the cultural visibility of certain populations, places, and the underlying causes of persistent health problems. Finally, Jason's research explores how real and imagined popular perceptions of particular urban environments and populations helped shape health-related responses to sick children. Jason’s other interests include public history, history of movies and popular culture, and cooking.