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. "No Safe Place: Disease and Panic in American History." American Literary History 14 (2002): 845-857.

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Susan Reverby, Tuskegee’s Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study." Georgia Historical Quarterly 85 (2001): 333-335. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Charles M. Poser and George Bruyn, An Illustrated History of Malaria." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 75 (2001): 148-148. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Nancy Tomes, The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 73 (1999): 164-165. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Sheldon Watts, Epidemics and History." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 73 (1999): 747-748. (Review)

Humphreys, M. "Water won't run uphill: the New Deal and malaria control in the American South, 1933-1940." Parassitologia 40, no. 1-2 (June 1998): 183-191.

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Katherine Ott, Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture since 1870." Social History 23 (1998): 128-128. (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