Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Yale University
- history of public health
- history of infectious diseases, epidemics, and quarantine
- urban history
- nineteenth-century Europe
- public history
The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)
The Making of a Social Disease: Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France (University of California Press, 1995)
"'Until Cleansed and Purified': Landscapes of Health in the Interpermeable World," Change Over Time 6 (2016): 138-152
"Cargo, 'Infection,' and the Logic of Quarantine in the Nineteenth Century," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88 (2014): 75-101
"Targeting Patient Zero," in Flurin Condrau and Michael Worboys, eds., Tuberculosis Then and Now: Perspectives on the History of an Infectious Disease (Montreal, QC and Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010), 49-71.
“Confronting Sensory Crisis in the Great Stinks of London and Paris,” in William A. Cohen and Ryan Johnson, eds., Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005).
"Scents and Sensibilities: Disgust and the Meanings of Odors in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris," Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques 28 (2002): 21-49.
"Historical Perspectives on the Etiology of Tuberculosis," Microbes and Infection 2 (2000): 431-440.
- Medicine in History
- The People's Health
- Health and Societies: Global Perspectives
- Epidemics in History
- Remembering Epidemics
- Medical Activism and the Politics of Health
- Current Issues in the History of Medicine
- Public History
- Philadelphia: Urban Experience and Public Memory