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 Andrew Cunningham and Bridie Andrews, eds., Western Medicine as Contested Knowledge." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 72 (1998): 804-805. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Joel Howell, Technology in the Hospital." JAMA 276 (1996): 424-424. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Guy Settipane, Columbus and the New World." Journal of the History of Medicine 51 (1996): 369-70. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Harold D. Langley, A History of Medicine in the Early US Navy." Medical History 40 (1996): 396-397. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Sheila Rothman, Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness." Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences 32 (1996): 235-236. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Jo Ann Carrigan, The Saffron Scourge: A History of Yellow Fever in Louisiana." Journal of Southern History 62 (1996): 121-122. (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