Miriam Rich PhD
Assistant Professor

  • Miriam Rich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dartmouth Society of Fellows and a Lecturer in the History of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She received her PhD in History of Science from Harvard University. Her first book, Monstrous Births: Race, Gender, and Deviant Reproduction in U.S. Medical Science, 1830-1930, is under contract with Columbia University Press for the Series in Race, Inequality, and Health.

    Dr. Rich’s research and teaching interests span topics related to racial and reproductive health inequities, concepts of race and disability in medical science, the health harms of incarceration, citizenship and public health, the racialization of obstetric pain, gender and women’s healthcare, the resurgence of concepts of biological race in genetics and genomics, and vaccination policy in modern U.S. history. She has taught courses in the Department of History at Yale University and Dartmouth College and has also worked for Yale’s SEICHE Center for Health and Justice.

    • BA, History and Biology (with Highest Honors), Swarthmore College
    • MA, History of Science, Harvard University
    • PhD, History of Science, Harvard University
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Society of Fellows, Dartmouth College