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Mary E. Fissell, PhD

Please join us in celebrating the inaugural recipient of the J. Mario Molina Endowed Professorship in the History of Medicine, Dr. Mary Fissell! We are incredibly honored to finally annouce the dedication of this professorship, and we are equally thrilled that Mary will be our first recipient.

This professorship was established in 2020 by J. Mario Molina, M.D., to support a leading scholar and educator in the field of the History of Medicine, whose work communicates the enduring relevance of historical analysis to clinical practice, health policy, and the general public. Read more

On Friday, September 16th, we will gather together with Dr. Molina, Dr. Fissell, Hopkins leadership, and our HoM friends/family to formalize this dedication and installation. Please join us in-person or virtually by RSVP’ing here:

J. Mario Molina Endowed Professorship in the History of Medicine: Dedication and Installation of Mary E. Fissell, Ph.D., M.A. 


HUGE congratulations to Dr. Anna Weerasinghe for defending her dissertation on September 8, 2022, “Stuck Knowledge: Medicine and Immobility in Goa, 1510-1759”. Another fantastic JHU History of Medicine graduate making their mark!