AIHP Announces HoPP Editorial Board Appointments

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Lucas Richert, AIHP Historical Director and Editor-in-Chief of the institute’s academic journal History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals (HoPP), has announced the appointment of five distinguished scholars to HoPP‘s Editorial Board. AIHP’s journal was formerly titled Pharmacy in History.

Please read below for brief biographies of the five new HoPP Editorial Board appointees:

Pablo Gomez, PhD, is an Associate Professor of History and the History of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His work focuses on the history of health and corporeality in the early modern world with a particular focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, the African diaspora, and, more generally, the Iberian and Black Atlantic Worlds. His book, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (2017) was winner of the William H. Welch Medal and the Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize and explores belief making and the creation of evidence around the human body and the natural world in the early modern Caribbean. He received his PhD from Vanderbilt University.

Anna Greenwood, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham in the UK. She is a social and cultural historian of health and medicine since 1850, researching both the operation of western medicine in the British Empire and the development and promotion of medical, beauty, and pharmaceutical products in the UK. Her books include Practising Colonial Medicine (2007) and Indian Doctors in Kenya: The Forgotten Story, 1895-1940 (2015). Current projects include serving as the Principal Investigator on a grant-funded research investigation entitled “Chemists to the Nation, Pharmacy to the World’: Exploring the Global Dimensions of British Healthcare and Beauty with Boots the Chemists, 1919-1980.” She received her PhD from the University College London.

David Herzberg, PhD, is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the history of prescription drug abuse in America and the history of narcotics (such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana) and legal psychoactives (such as alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea). He is the author of two books: White Market Drugs: Big Pharma and the Hidden History of Addiction in America (2020) and Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac (2007). Professor Herzberg served on AIHP’s Board of Directors from 2013–19.

Nicole C. Nelson, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research examines scientists’ assumptions about the natural world and how these assumptions shape scientific practice. Her first book, Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders (2018), explores how animal behavior geneticists’ beliefs about the complexity of gene action and of psychiatric disorders are reflected in their research with mouse models. She received her PhD from Cornell University.

Tanja Pommerening, PhD, is Professor for History of Pharmacy and Medicine at Philipps University of Marburg in Marburg, Germany. Her research combines the fields of the history of science, cultural history, and natural sciences. Her current research focuses on knowledge systems in Ancient Egypt and premodern times. One of her current projects is “Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged.” Recent publications include an article entitled “An investigation of the pharmacological applications used for the Ancient Egyptian systemic model ‘ra-ib’ compared with modern Traditional Chinese Medicine.”

The Editorial Board of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals assists the journal’s editorial team in evaluating manuscripts for publication. Click here for a listing of all members of the Editorial Board.

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