Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D
Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner are public health historians who
have written extensively about occupational and environmental health.
Drs. Markowitz and Rosner are currently completing a book on the history
of environmental disease that details the history of the vinyl chloride
controversy in the United States. Titled Deception and Denial:
The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution, the book will be
published by the University of California and Milbank Memorial Fund
in the coming year.
Dr. Markowitz is a professor of history at John Jay College and professor
in the Graduate School and University Center at City University of
New York. He is author of nine books, including Deadly Dust: Silicosis
and the Politics of Industrial Disease in Twentieth Century America
(Princeton University Press, 1991), and Dying for Work: Workers
Safety and Health in Twentieth Century America (Indiana University
Press, 1987) and Slaves of Depression: Workers Letters About Life
on the Job (Cornell University Press, 1987) all co-authored
with David Rosner.
Dr. Markowitz has also published extensively in academic journals
and has delivered conference lectures for the American Association
for the History of Medicine, the American Public Health Association,
the American Society of Environmental History and other professional
societies. In 2000, Dr. Markowitz was honored by the American Public
Health Association's Medical Care Section with the Viseltear Prize
for "Outstanding Contributions to the History of Public Health."
Currently he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Health
Policy. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Rosner is professor of Public Health and History at Columbia University's
Mailman School of Public Health and the Co-Director of Columbias
History of Public Health & Medicine. Dr. Rosner is a former Distinguished
Professor at City University of New York, and an adjunct Professor
of Community Medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He holds
a Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University, and a Master
of Science in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Rosner is author of eight books, as well as a long list of academic
journal articles, in historical and public health journals.
In 2000, Dr. Rosner was honored by the American Public Health Association's
Medical Care Section with the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding
Contributions to the History of Public Health. He is a recipient
of the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Scholarship
from Baruch College. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, a National
Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in Ethics and the Life Sciences,
and a Josiah Macy Fellow in the History of Biology and Medicine. Currently,
Dr. Rosner is serving as consulting editor for the University of Rochester
Press Series on the History of Public Health. He is on the editorial
board of the Journal of Public Health.
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