I teach a range of courses in the history of medicine, media studies, narrative writing, and journalism.
For information on my current teaching, please see the UC Berkeley course catalog.
I'm a professor in the Department of History and Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California Berkeley, where I'm also affiliated with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society; Program in Media Studies; and Othering and Belonging Institute. I am also a member of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
I speak widely about the history of public health, vaccination, and environmental health.
I frequently speak to the media on the history of vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, the modern era of immunization, the debate over vaccines, the modern history of pesticides and synthetic chemicals (especially the rise and fall of DDT), and the larger context for current epidemic and pandemic diseases.
I speak to book clubs, too; to request a talk, connect with me on Twitter.