Margaret Ellen Humphreys

Margaret Ellen Humphreys

Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in the School of Medicine

External address: 
Carr 206, Dept of History, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
(919) 684-2285


History of American medicine and public health, history of tropical medicine, especially malaria and yellow fever, history of medicine in the American Civil War. History of racial disparities in health and health care in the US.

Education & Training

  • M.D., Harvard University 1987

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1983

Humphreys, ME. "Review of John Roper, ed., Repairing the March of Mars." Journal of Southern History 69 (2003): 716-717. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Gerald Grob, The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America." J. American Medical Association 289 (2003): 2726-2726. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Keith Wailoo, Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 33 (2003): 501-502. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Charles Wooley, The Irritable Heart of Soldiers." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77 (2003): 960-961. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of David McBride, Missions for Science." Journal of American History 90 (2003): 1070-1071. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Robert Sallares, Malaria and Rome." Environmental History 8 (2003): 701-702. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review: The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth Century America." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 57, no. 3 (July 1, 2002): 368-369. (Review) Full Text

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Norma Mohr, Malaria: Evolution of a Killer." New England Journal of Medicine 347 (2002): 1215-1216. (Review)


Fall 2017

History Of Global Health (HISTORY 402)
East Duke 108, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Fall 2016

Public Health In America (HISTORY 369)
Carr 240, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Spring 2015

Food In Global History (HISTORY 371)
Carr 103, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Fall 2014

Public Health In America (HISTORY 369)
Carr 137, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2014

Food In Global History (HISTORY 371)
Carr 240, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM