Julia Cummiskey, PhD

Julia Cummiskey earned her MPH from Columbia University in 2007 and her PhD in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Dr. Cummiskey’s research focuses on the history of international public health and medical research in Africa. She is interested in the interplay between social, political, and scientific forces in the formulation and implementation of public health policy in Africa. She is currently working on a book about the history of virus research in Uganda from the 1930s to the present, exploring the role of African researchers, subjects, and institutions in the production of global biomedical knowledge.

Dr. Cummiskey will be working as the 2019-2020 postdoctoral fellow for the Online Program in the History of Medicine and teaching in the School of Public Health while working on her research and preparing publications.

Click here​ for more details on publications.