Keith Wailoo is a historian of science, race, and medicine
whose works include Pain: A Political
History (Johns Hopkins, 2014), How
Cancer Crossed the Color Line (Oxford, 2011), and The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine (Johns Hopkins, 2006). His
2001 book, Dying in the City of the
Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health, earned numerous
awards. A contributor to many scholarly and popular journals, Wailoo was
elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2007. His work informs national
and international debates on such issues as affordable health care, drug
policy, blood and organ donation, race as a medical category, and vaccination.
Wailoo holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Yale and
worked as a science writer before earning a Ph.D. in the history and sociology
of science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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