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Notre Dame, IN 46556


2018 – present, President
Arista Consulting, LLC

  • STEM ethics and medical consulting
  • Corporate consulting related to effective written communication and public speaking

2013 – present, Director of Media and Engagement
History of Science Society

  • Provide assistance to academics seeking to engage with the press and public
  • Edit quarterly newsletter
  • Create educational content in the history of science
  • Plan engagement event at annual meeting for the general public

2011 – present, Outreach and Communications Coordinator
Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

  • Responsible for coordinating all outreach and communication to students, faculty, staff, alumni, advisory committee, donors, and the public
  • Primary responsibility for annual Reilly Top 10 List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology and all resulting press contact
  • Primary representative between Reilly Center and the public
  • Direct and manage the production of communications content
  • Plan and organize conferences, workshops, speaker series
  • Co-direct Health, Culture, and Society research initiative

2013 – present, Concurrent Assistant Professor of History and First-Year Studies Program
University of Notre Dame

  • Develop and teach courses in the history of medicine for undergraduate students
  • Co-direct Science, Ethics, and Responsibility Summer Leadership Seminar through the Office of Pre-College Programs


2013 – Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame
Dissertation: “Reforming the Raj: Florence Nightingale’s biomedical liberalism in British India” (Advisor: Christopher Hamlin)
Exam fields: History of Medicine, Feminist Philosophy of Science, History of Modern Science and Technology, History of Modern India, European Political Ideologies

2004 – M.A.H., Humanities Interdisciplinary, SUNY at Buffalo
Master’s thesis: “Prognosis, Prophesy and Performance in Hippocratic Medicine of the 5th century BCE”
Fields: Classics, Anthropology, History

2002 – B.A., Medical Anthropology, SUNY at Buffalo
Honors thesis: “Assessing the Efficacy of the Current HIV/AIDS Public Health Campaign on College Students 18-24 Years of Age”


Summer 2013- present
• Co-Director and Concurrent Assistant Professor of First Year Studies, University of Notre Dame
Science, Ethics, and Responsibility Pre-College Leadership Seminar

2013, 2015
• Concurrent Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
History of Medicine and Public Health in the U.S. (HIST 30626)

2010 – 2011
• Adjunct Lecturer, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana
The History of Women in Science and Medicine (HIST 425)
Topics in Women’s History: Women in the British Empire (HIST 410)
Modern European Women (HIST 370)
World Civilizations I (HIST 103)

• Instructor, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Curie, Carson, and Franklin: Women and the Nature of Science (M.A.-level class)

• Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia
Science, Technology, and Values
History of Western Medicine
History of Chinese Medicine
Western Civilization from 1500-present

• Graduate Instructor, SUNY at Buffalo
World Civilizations I and II


History of Science in South Asia
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
The Review of Politics


2017 – “Science Communication and Science Policy”
Social Responsibilities of Researchers Program, Notre Dame

2016 – “Science Communication – A How-to”
GLOBES Program in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

2015 – “The Role of Science and Technology in South Bend’s Cultural Renaissance” Renaissance District Meet-up, Union Station, South Bend

2014 – “(History and Philosophy of) Science Cafes,” The Joint Caucus of Socially Engaged Philosophers and Historians of Science (JCSEPHS)

2014 – “The History of Women in Science and Engineering” South Bend Science Café

2013 – “Gender, STEM, and the Science Café”
American Association of University Women, South Bend Chapter kick-off event

2013 – “Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology” IgniteMichiana (

2011 – “The Professionalization of Womanhood: Nursing in the 19th century” Women’s Appreciation Week, Saint Mary’s College

2009 – “Florence Nightingale’s Battle with ‘Germs’ in British India” American Association for the History of Medicine Conference

2006 – “The British Bathing Ritual in India: Environmental determinism and the 19th century case for cold bathing in warm climates”
History of Science Society Conference

2005 – “What is the Nature of Science?”
National Science Teachers Association Conference

2005 – “The Misrepresentation of the ‘Gene-for’ Language in the Popular Press” International Association for Science and Technology Studies 


“Precision Medicine’s Person Problem, A New Ethical Dimension,” Cultures Magazine, January 2018

“White coats and mild manners: how to style a good doctor,” Aeon Magazine, June 2017

“Where in your body is your soul?” (co-written with Candida Moss), The Daily Beast, May 2017

Interview with Alice Dreger, HSS Newsletter, October 2015

Rev. of Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and Its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830, by Mark Harrison. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, (2012) 67(2: 329-332.

(with M. Coffroth, C. Lewis, S. Santos) “Environmental populations of symbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium can initiate symbioses with reef cnidarians.” Current Biology, Volume 16, Issue 23, Pages R985 – R987.


2017 – present – Creator/Facilitator, Notre Dame Opioid Task Force
2017 – present – Member – Primary Prevention Committee and Executive Committee, South Bend Area Opioid Task Force
2017 – present – Mentor, Social Responsibilities of Researchers Program at the University of Notre Dame
2015 – Organizer and host of SB150 “Discover South Bend Science” event
2014 – present – Co-director of HSS at Work caucus for academics working outside the tenure track
2013 – 2015 – Creator and Organizer, South Bend Science Café
2012 – present – Member of the History of Science Society’s Committee on Education and Sub- Committee for Instructional Module
2009-2011 – Creator/Facilitator, Notre Dame Development Studies Working Group 2008-2009 – Faculty Search Committee, Modern German History
2007-2008 – Graduate Career Advisory Council, University of Notre Dame
2005-2007 – HPS Summer School Committee for High School Science Teachers


2016 – Michiana 40 Under 40 Class of 2016
2010-2011 – National Science Foundation IGERT Dissertation Fellowship, $22,500
2011 – ND-GLOBES Summer Travel Grant, $1000
2009 – ISLA Graduate Professional Development Award, $1000
2008 – Zahm Research Travel Grant, $1000, for research in London
2008 – ISLA Graduate Professional Development Award, $780
2008 – Nanovic Institute Travel and Research Grant, $3000, for research in London
2008 – Kellogg Seed Money Grant, $5000, for travel to London 


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for the History of Medicine
History of Science Society