Show Notes: Learning From Pandemics of the Past

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 University of Virginia history professor Christian McMillen
S2 E9: Learning From Pandemics of the Past

As the world battles the novel coronavirus, University of Virginia history professor Christian McMillen discusses what lessons we can learn — and improve upon — from past pandemics.

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Show Notes: Learning From Pandemics of the Past

Christian W. McMillen

Christian McMillen researches the history of epidemic disease, as well as American Indian history. He is the author of three books, including “Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present” (Yale University Press), “Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction” (Oxford University Press) and “Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory” (Yale University Press). 

McMillen’s interest in the history of medicine stemmed from his study of Native American history. His class “Epidemics, Pandemics, and History” is cross-listed with Global Studies, and he has lectured on the topic at the School of Medicine. He is also a member of UVA’s Global Infectious Diseases Institute

As associate dean for UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences, he manages hiring in all social sciences departments, as well as oversees departmental budgets, tenure and promotion.

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