David S. Jones

David S. Jones

A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine
David S. Jones

Research Interests

After initial research on epidemics, health inequalities, and the social determinants of disease, Jones is now studying the history of heart disease, especially in India, where air pollution and other environmental risk factors have contributed to an emerging public health calamity.

Related Publications

Jones, D.S. "Therapeutic Evolution or Revolution? Metaphors and Their Consequences." In Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century, ed. Jeremy A. Greene, Flurin Contra and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

Jones, D.S. Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Jones, D.S., and J.A. Greene, "The Decline and Rise of Coronary Heart Disease: Understanding Public Health Catastrophism." American Journal of Public Health 103 (July 2013).

Jones, D.S. Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Jones, D.S. "Virgin Soils Revisited." William and Mary Quarterly, 60:4 (October 2003): 703-742.

Faculty Department

History of Science; Global Health & Social Medicine


Center for Bioethics

Contact Information

Science Center, Room 371

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