I am trained as both an academic historian and a professional coach. I have expertise in the history of epidemics, public health, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections. My research has been published in "Nature" and the "Bulletin of the History of Medicine."
My book, "Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic" (University of Chicago Press, 2017), was named by CHOICE Review as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 and produced as a documentary feature film, "Killing Patient Zero" (Fadoo Productions, 2019). The film won the American Historical Association's 2020 John E. O'Connor Award for outstanding presentation of history through film (documentary category).
As a coach, I work primarily with academics, executives, and other high-performing thought leaders, with a burgeoning interest in clients who seek a rich and fulfilling retirement.
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Economic & Social Research Council Research Fellow, King's College London
University of Oxford, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History
University of Oxford, Master of Sciences in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts: Film and TV Studies Major, History Minor
The History of Science and Medicine in the Context of COVID-19, Centaurus
'Why Do We Do What We Do: The Values of the Social History of Medicine', Social History of Medicine
Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, Chicago: University of Chicago Press
'1970s and "Patient 0" HIV-1 genomes illuminate early HIV/AIDS history in North America', Nature
'"Patient Zero": The Absence of a Patient's View of the Early North American AIDS Epidemic', Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Grants and Contracts
Before HIV: Homosex and Venereal Disease, c.1939-1984