Interim Chair and Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, Drexel University

Michael Yudell's work seeks to document historically stigmatized populations, the challenges they face in public health and medicine, and how this history affects contemporary health challenges. His book Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the 20th Century is a history that examines the way in which biologists and geneticists shaped the race concept during the 20th century, from eugenics to the sequencing of the human genome. The book pays careful attention to the ways in which scientific conceptions of human difference affect both public health and medicine. Additionally, the work has important implications for bioethics and public health ethics given race’s role in patient care and in our understandings of the health of populations.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University

Publications

  • 2014
    Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century,