Lisa Haushofer

Lisa Haushofer

Lisa  Haushofer

Research Interests: Health foods and nutrition, history of medicine and public health, Food Studies, history of consumption and advertising, history of the life sciences.

Lisa Haushofer is a PhD candidate at the History of Science Department at Harvard University. Her research focuses on commercially-produced health foods and the unstable boundary between medicine and food in late nineteenth/early twentieth century Britain and the US. Before coming to Harvard, she earned an MD degree from the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany and worked as a resident dermatologist at Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, Germany. She also holds an MA from the Wellcome Trust Center for the History of Medicine at University College London. Together with Kate Womersley, she edits the collaborative history of medicine blog project "Remedia" (

Previous Degrees:
MD, University of Witten-Herdecke; MA, University College London

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