Lecturer, Health and Societies


Ph.D., University of Houston

M.A., University of Houston

B.A., Baylor University

Research Interests

technology, medicine, public health, energy, environment

Jeffrey’s scholarship focuses on modern societies’ attempts to harness new forms of energy. His current book, Uncertainty Medicine, explores the development of radiation therapy in the early twentieth century.


Selected Work

Healing Energy: Radium in America,” online exhibit for the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2016

 “Pipe Dreams for Powering Paradise: Solar Power Satellites and the Energy Crisis,” American Energy Policy in the 1970s, edited by Robert Lifset(Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).

 Nuclear Weapons, Dystopian Deserts, and Science Fiction Cinema,” Vulcan: The International Journal of the Social History of Military Technology1, No. 1 (2013), Bart Hacker, editor: 70-85.

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