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Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs

Biography

Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the Chair of the Department of History and the former Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School; He has produced award-winning research and teaches on a range of topics, including drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S.

His books have advanced historical understanding, informed policy debates, and enhanced public discussions.  They touch on health disparities, scientific and technological innovation in medical care, medical specialization, and the role of identity, gender, race and ethnicity in medicine, public health, and society. These works include

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  • History and Cultural Politics of Disease
  • Health Policy

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