Cara Kiernan Fallon

Cara Kiernan Fallon

Cara Kiernan Fallon

Research interests: Age, gender, and disability; history of medicine and public health; history of technology; material culture.

Cara Kiernan Fallon is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Science at Harvard University. Her primary research interests include the history of modern American medicine with special attention to aging, women and gender, and public health. Her dissertation explores the history of aging, disability, and the transformation of later life in 20th and 21st century America.

With a deep-seated interest in material culture, she has been a guest curator for the Public Health Museum in Tewksbury and a co-curator of the Harvard CHSI museum exhibition “Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy {in 3 Parts}."

Prior to entering the doctoral program, she earned her master's degree in public health at the Yale School of Public Health. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the history of heart disease in women at Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in the History of Science/History of Medicine, her longstanding interest.

Previous Degrees:
B.A., History of Science/History of Medicine, Yale University, M.P.H., Public Health, Yale School of Public Health

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