Global Health Colloquium: "Is There a Right to Pharmaceuticals? A History of Essential Medicines in Global Health" - Jeremy A. Greene
Friday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 am.
Jeremy A. Greene, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Elizabeth A. Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. He has held positions in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Harvard Medical School, and the Department of Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital. A practicing physician, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2008, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Greene specializes in the history of therapeutics, especially pharmaceuticals, and his research focuses on the history of disease, the history of global health, and the relationship between medicine and the marketplace. His first book, Prescribing By Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease (2007, Johns Hopkins University Press), traces the development of chronic disease categories as markets for risk-reducing pharmaceuticals. He recently co-edited (with Elizabeth Watkins) a volume on the history of the prescription titled, Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America (Johns Hopkins, 2012). He is also currently conducting research on the history of essential medications in global health, and a history of generic drugs. Additional research projects focus on the historical development and impact of pharmaceutical marketing, advertising, and salesmanship.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Woodrow Wilson School.