Curriculum Vitae

EXPERIENCE

Clinical fellow in hematology and oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, July 2015-June 2020.

Intern and resident in internal medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, July 2013-June 2015.

EDUCATION

Yale University
Ph.D. in History (Program in the History of Science and Medicine) with distinction, December 2012. Winner of the Edwin W. Small prize for excellent dissertation in U.S. History.
Dissertation: Emotionally Disturbed: Residential Treatment, Child Psychiatry, and the Creation of Normal Children in Mid-Twentieth Century America.
Dissertation Committee: Naomi Rogers, Glenda Gilmore, Anne Harrington, John Harley Warner

M.Phil. in History of Science and Medicine, 2011.
M.A. in History of Science and Medicine, 2009.

Harvard Medical School
M.D., June 2013.

Harvard University
A.B. Summa cum laude in History and Science, June 2004.

PUBLICATIONS

"Residential Treatment and The Invention of the Emotionally Disturbed Child in Twentieth Century America," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, forthcoming, Spring 2016.

"The Progressive Past of Residential Treatment for Emotionally Disturbed Children," Pediatrics 129, no. 4 (April 2012): 607-608.

“An Alarming Solution: Bedwetting, Medicine, and Behavioral Conditioning in Mid-Twentieth-Century America,” Isis 101, no. 2 (June 2010): 312-337.

“Performing a Cure for Schizophrenia: Insulin Coma Therapy on the Wards,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 62, no. 2 (April 2007): 213-243.
Nominated by the Journal for Berkshire Conference Article Prize for best article published by a woman historian.

INVITED LECTURES

Yale University Child Study Center, Grand Rounds: “An Alarming Solution: Bedwetting, Medicine, and Behavioral Conditioning in Mid-Twentieth-Century America.” New Haven, CT, November 2, 2010.

Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar: “Evaluating Psychotherapy: Hans Eysenck, Therapeutic Efficacy, and the Search for Objectivity in Psychiatry.” New York, NY, February 18, 2009.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

American Association for the History of Medicine: "The Space Child's New Home: The Invention of the Emotionally Disturbed Child in Mid-Twentieth Century America." Baltimore, MD, April 29, 2012.

Society for the History of Children and Youth: “An Alarming Solution: Bedwetting, Mothers, and
“Normal” Children in Mid-Twentieth-Century America.” Berkeley, CA, July 10, 2009.

American Association for the History of Medicine: “An Alarming Solution: Bedwetting, Medicine, and Behavioral Conditioning in Mid-Twentieth-Century America.” Cleveland, OH, April 25, 2009.

American Association for the History of Medicine: “Performing a Cure for Schizophrenia: Insulin Coma Therapy on the Wards.” Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 7, 2006.

GUEST LECTURES

Yale University, “The Mad, the Bad, and the Worried: Mental Health in Cold War America.” Guest lecture in Public Health in America, 1793-2000, taught by Professor Naomi Rogers. New Haven, CT, November 2, 2010.

Yale University, “Somatic Therapies.” Guest lecture in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis, taught by Leon Rocha. New Haven, CT September 29, 2009.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate thesis adviser, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, 2012-present.

Tutor, Introduction to Social Medicine and Global Health, Harvard Medical School, 2012-present.

Teaching Fellow, Yale University. 2009-2011.
History of Psychiatry, Psychopathology, and Psychoanalysis; Media and Medicine in Modern America; Public Health in America, 1793-2000; American Intellectual and Cultural Life in the Twentieth Century.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH FIELDS
History of Psychiatry
History of Medicine and Public Health in America; History of Therapeutics
20th Century U.S. Social, Political, and Cultural History
History of Children and Childhood; History of the Family in America

HONORS AND AWARDS

Edwin W. Small Prize. Yale University, 2013.
Ralph H. Gabriel Fellowship. Yale University, 2010-2011.
Award from the Dean’s Fund for Student-Organized Symposia, Yale Graduate School, 2009.
Yale University Summer Language Fellowhip, 2008.
Yale University Doctoral Fellowship, 2007-2012.
Richard J. Franke Fellowship for academic excellence, Yale University, 2007-2011.
Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, 2005-present.
Paul Dudley White Traveling Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2005.
Michael Crichton Research Fellowship in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2005.
Thomas Temple Hoopes prize for outstanding undergraduate thesis (“The Injection of Insulin Into
American Psychiatry”), Harvard College, 2004.
David McCord Prize for artistic achievement, Harvard College, 2004.
Phi Beta Kappa (Senior 48), Fall 2003.
Detur Book Prize for Freshman academic distinction, Harvard College, 2001.
John Harvard Scholarship for high academic achievement, Harvard College, 2000-2004.
Valedictorian, Westridge School For Girls, 2000.
National Merit Scholarship, 2000.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Graduate Affiliate, Davenport College, Yale University, 2008-present.
Non-resident Tutor in Medicine, Mather House, Harvard University, 2004-present.
Steering Committee Member, Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Medicine, 2010-present.
Conference Co-Organizer, Understanding the Past, Transforming the Future: National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Philadelphia, PA, March 28-29, 2009.

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