Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D.


Areas of Interest

  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • History of Addiction and Substance Abuse in the U.S.
  • History of Children and Pediatrics in the U.S.
  • History of Epidemics and Public Health in the U.S., with particular attention to immigration and American urban history
  • History of Genetics in the U.S.


  • Ph.D. (History of Science, Medicine and Technology), The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1989-1994
  • M.D. (cum laude), University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982-1986
  • A.B. (summa cum laude in English Literature), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978-1982

Published Articles or Reviews