Graham Mooney, PhD

Associate Professor, History of Medicine; Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Graham Mooney is a historian of public health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His first book Instrusive Interventions: Public Health, Domestic Space, and Infectious Disease Surveillance in England 1840-1914 (University of Rochester Press, 2015), examined the history of public health interventions such as infectious disease notification, institutional and domestic isolation, disinfection, and contact tracing.

He is currently working on two book projects. Harm City: Health and Injustice in Urban America uses a case study of race and class politics in Baltimore to explore the fracturing of public health systems and policy in neo-liberal American cities. Spatial Histories of Modern Medicine: Using Space and Place to Understand the Past (under contract to Cambridge University Press) uses a series of historical examples, including homes, ambulances, and waiting rooms, to investigate how the characteristics of space and place influence healing practices, and how the practice of medicine produces particular kinds of place and space.