Brian Dolan

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
Director, Graduate Programs in History of Health Sciences
Director, UC Medical Humanities Consortium
University of California, San Francisco
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology

Brian Dolan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF. He teaches graduate seminars on the history of medicine that cover topics including early-modern environmental health, medical epistemology, the rise of laboratory medicine, and patients’ experiences with illness. He has published on: the history of scientific publishing and visual communication; the history of chemistry and scientific instrumentation; the relations between environmental and occupational health debates; the industrial revolution; the history of neurosurgery; and computer-aided diagnosis. He has worked to integrate humanities perspectives into the medical curriculum, and recently published Humanitas: Readings in the Development of Medical Humanities (2017). Since 2009 he has been Director of the UC Medical Humanities Consortium and is the managing editor of the University of California Medical Humanities Press.

last updated: January 29th, 2020