Department of Psychiatry Faculty
Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 734 647-6914
- Ph.D. (History of Science, Medicine and Technology), The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1989-1994
- M.D. (cum laude), University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982-1986
- A.B. (summa cum laude in English Literature), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978-1982
- Substance Abuse
- History of Addiction and Substance Abuse in the U.S.
- History of Children and Pediatrics in the U.S.
- History of Epidemics and Public Health in the U.S., with particular attention to immigration and American urban history
- History of Genetics in the U.S.
- George E. Wantz Professor of the History of Medicine
- Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
- Professor of History
- Professor of Health Management and Policy
- Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
- Director, Center for the History of Medicine
Recent or Representative Publications:
- Markel, H.: When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed. New York, Pantheon Books/Alfred A. Knopf Books, 2004
- “Who’s On First?” Medical Discoveries and Scientific Priority. New England Journal of Medicine 2004; 351(27):2792-2794
- The Accidental Addict. New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 352(10):966-968
- Stern, A.M., Markel, H.: International Efforts to Control Infectious Diseases, 1851 to the Present. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2004;292:1-7