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Gregg Mitman

History of science, medicine, and the environment in the U.S. and the world

Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies College of Letters and Science Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-262-9140 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @greggmitman


  • History of infectious diseases
  • History of global health
  • History of allergies and asthma
  • History of US in the world; history of Liberia


  • John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow; Carnegie Corporation Fellow; American Council of Learned Societies Fellow; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
  • Author of three award-winning books; four edited volumes, and numerous journal articles
  • Co-director and co-producer of two films: In The Shadow of Ebola and The Land Beneath Our Feet
  • More than $5 million in external research funding