Johns Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Greene, a noted historian of how medical technology influences our understandings of sickness and health, is among 171 scholars selected for the prestigious recognition

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Johns Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene is one of 171 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists awarded Guggenheim Fellowships this year, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise.

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Greene is the William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and History of Medicine and director of the Department of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His fellowship is in the category of the history of science, technology and economics.

Greene is a noted historian of how medical technology influences our understandings of sickness and health. He has written award-winning books on the relationship of pharmaceutical marketing to medical practice, the political economy of generic drugs, and the role of electronic media in medical care. His current research project, Syringe Tide: Disposable Technologies and the Making of Medical Waste, focuses on the scientific, social, and economic basis for the increasing disposability of medical technology and solutions to reduce the global impact of medical waste.

Guggenheim Fellows receive financial awards and were selected from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants. The Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1925 by U.S. Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son John. Since their creation, the foundation has provided nearly $400 million in fellowships.

Recent Guggenheim Fellows from Johns Hopkins include historian Todd Shepard (2021), engineer Erica Schoenberger (2020), writer and historian Lawrence Jackson (2019), filmmaker Matthew Porterfield (2019), and Peabody composer Oscar Bettison (2017).

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