Mathieu Corteel

Mathieu Corteel

Visiting Associate
Arthur Sachs Fellow, Sciences Po Paris

Mathieu Corteel completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Sorbonne University. His thesis was on the Historical Epistemology of the Numerical Method in Medicine. He is currently Postdoctoral Research Associate at Sciences Po Paris and Arthur Sachs Fellow at Harvard.

He has recently published his first book based on his doctoral thesis, Le Hasard et le Pathologique (2020). The book traces the history of statistics and probability in medicine from the seventeenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. It addresses historical, epistemological and political issues such as the emergence of statistics in public health policy and the impact of probability in clinical practice.

To continue his research, Dr. Corteel will examine at Harvard the extensive archival collections of American physicians, who traveled to Paris in the early 19th century to learn the numerical method from Pierre Louis.

He is currently participating in research on Covid-19 Crisis in the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) and in the Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO) of Sciences Po Paris.

Areas of Research: History of Medicine, Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies, Medical Ethics and Medical Sociology.