SELECTED RECENT TALKS

  • "The other drug war: Psychoactive pharmaceuticals and addiction in U.S. history," Penn State Health Sciences Library, Hershey, PA, May 1, 2019

  • "The other drug war: The history of addiction to psychoactive pharmaceuticals in the US," Grand Rounds, UCLA Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities, February 14-16, 2019

  • Shopping for Health: Medicine and Markets in America,” Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, October 11, 2018 (https://www.chstm.org/events/shopping-health-medicine-and-markets-america)

  • "The Other Drug War," Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions, University of Florida Health Science Center Library, July 31, 2018

  • "Intoxicants," state-of-the-field panel with Nancy Campbell, Lucas Richert, and Samuel K. Roberts, Society for the Social History of Medicine, Liverpool, UK, July 11-13, 2018

  • "The long history of prescription drug addiction," NEH Summer Institute on Addiction in American History, Lexington, KY, June 19-20, 2018

  • "Drugs in America: A Brief History," From Stigma to Action: Addressing Substance Use, Harm Reduction, and Healthcare,  Mt. Sinai HIV/AIDS Education and Training Conference, Buffalo, NY, June 15, 2018.

  • "The Other Drug War," Addiction Medicine Didactics, Buffalo, NY, April 20, 2018.

  • “ ‘He will be a better citizen as a legitimate addict’: The forgotten history of harm reduction in America’s first opioid epidemic,” History of Science, Technology, and Medicine colloquium, University of Minnesota, September 15, 2017

  • “Drugs, Race and Gender. Comment se construisent les politiques des medicaments et des drogues? Regards croisés Etats-Unis—Europe,” for “Politiques des drogues,” Marie du 10éme, Paris, France, June 26, 2017

  • “ 'We are a nice people in good standing':  Opiate maintenance in America’s 'classic era,' " Alcohol and Drug History Society Biennial Meeting, Utrecht, Amsterdam, June 22-25, 2017

  • “Regulating pharmaceutical narcotics in the U.S.: Innovation and marketing in a controlled economy, 1920s-1950s,” for “Science citoyennes? Technologies, politiques et pratiques de la participation,” Marseille, France, June 14, 2017

  • “Drug regulation in the U.S.: With a special focus on addictive substances,” for “Addictions et risques: Enjeux sociologiques contemporains, terrains et methods,” L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, May 30, 2017

  • "Commercial opioid research in the 'classic era,'" Science Studies Working Group, NYU Anthropology, March 10, 2017

  • "Race, opioids, &drug policy," Drug Policy Alliance, New York, March 10, 2017

  • "It's complicated: Or, why the Obamacare law had to be a zillion pages long," History Facts Series, UB History Department, March 8, 2017

  • "Racism and its role in white drug exceptionalism: Historical and contemporary examples," White Faces, Black Lives: Race and Reparative Justice in an Era of a "Gentler War on Drugs, Columbia University & Drug Policy Alliance, October 19, 2016

  • "Gender and the Disease Model of Addiction, 1958-1980," American Association for the History of Medicine, April 30, 2016

  • "Prescription Drug Abuse in American History: Lessons from a century of failures and occasional successes," J. Worth Estes History of Medicine Lecture, Boston Medical Library, Harvard Medical School, April 21, 2016

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • "Entitled to addiction? Pharmaceuticals and race in America's first drug war," Bulletin of the History of Medicine (September 2017)- winner of J. Worth Estes Prize (2018)

  • with Honoria Guarino, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, and Alex S. Bennett, "Recurring Epidemics of Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse in America: Time for an All-Drug Strategy," American Journal of Public Health, March 2016: 408-10

  • Review of Keith Wailoo, Pain: A Political History and Joanna Bourke, The Story of Pain: From Prayer to PainkillersJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 71:2 (2016): 242-6

  • Review of Nassir Ghaemi, Drugs, Diagnosis, and Despair in the Modern World; Bulletin of the History of Medicine 89:3 (Fall 2015): 628-9

  • "Pills" in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture, eds. Timothy Aubrey and Trysh Travis (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

  • "Medical advertising," in Hugh Slotten, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in America (2014).

  • Review of Alan Horwitz, Anxiety: A Brief History; Social History of Medicine 27:4 (2014): 839-40

  • Review of Gaudilliere and Hess, eds., Ways of Regulating Drugs in the 19th and 20th Centuries; Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88:2 (2014): 390-2

 

SELECTED RECENT GRANTS/AWARDS

 

  • Senior Fellow, David F. Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies, Shanghai, China, June 4-21, 2019

  • Fulbright Summer Seminar on the opioid crisis, UB Addiction Studies, Buffalo, NY at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, April 24-28, 2019

  • J. Worth Estes Prize for best article on the history of pharmacology in past two years (AAHM, 2018)

  • IFRIS Visiting Scholar at the Interdisciplinary Research Unit “Sciences, Innovation and Society” (LISIS) at Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée University and at the Research Center for Medicine, Health and Society (CERMES3) at Paris Descartes University, May 21–July 1, 2017

  • NLM / NIH Grant for Scholarly Work in Biomedicine and Health (G13), 2015-2018

  • Community Scholar Fellowship, Civic Engagement and Public Policy (for race/Buffalo films), UB, 2015-2016

  • Conference grant, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy (for "Gender and the Drug War" symposium), UB, 2016

  • 2011 Paper of the Year Award, American Journal of Public Health, for Greene & Herzberg, "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Popular Promotion of Prescription Drugs in the 20th Century"

 

POSITIONS

 

  • Co-editor in chief, Social History of Alcohol and Drugs (journal of the Alcohol and Drug History Society), 2018-

  • Coordinator of Addiction Studies, University at Buffalo (SUNY), 2018-

  • George Rosen Prize committee for American Association for the History of Medicine, 2018-

  • Executive Committee, Alcohol and Drug History Society, 2017-

  • J. Worth Estes Prize committee for American Association for the History of Medicine, 2016

  • Steering Committee member, UB Center for Medical Humanities, 2013-

  • Board Member, American Institute for the History of Pharmacy, 2013-