23 Oct 15

In this lecture, “A Global History of Health: Reconstructing Humankind’s Encounters with Infectious Diseases,” historian Monica Green addresses the need for a narrative of global health that encompasses every continent, across time, and includes all major infectious diseases. This means, as well, the inclusion of histories of pathogens and the human actions that played a role in human exposure to disease. As she reframes the public discussion of epidemic and pandemic, Green’s work is relevant to biomedical researchers, molecular biologists, population geneticists, and policymakers.