I am an associate professor of History at Florida International University in Miami, and I research and teach about the history of health care, war and society, and incarceration in the United States. My first book, Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), is about the World War I-era origins of the nation’s largest integrated health care system. My current research examines the history of medical services in U.S. prisons and transformations in the late twentieth century veterans’ health program.
My writing has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, edited books about military and medical history, and news outlets, and I regularly collaborate with community partners and colleagues on public history projects. I have received support for my work from the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, National Endowment for the Humanities, Friends of the Princeton University Library, Rockefeller Archive Center, Florida Humanities Council, FIU Office of the Provost Humanities Research Initiative, Doris G. Quinn Foundation, Institute for Political History, and U.S. Army Military History Institute. I received a FIU Top Scholar Award in 2019 and a Columbia University Bancroft Dissertation Award in 2013.