People

People

Dr. Jessica Howell (Convenor)
Dr. Howell is an Associate Professor of English. Her work focuses on colonial and postcolonial literature and health, with an interest in global health and the Humanities. In addition to initiating the Glasscock Health Humanities Working Group, Seminar and Laboratory, she has developed undergraduate concentrations in Health Humanities within the University Studies B.S. and the English B.A.

 

Dr. Tasha Dubriwny
Dr. Dubriwny is an Associate Professor of Communication and Women and Gender Studies. Her work focuses on the rhetorical legacies of second-wave feminism in relationship to women’s health and women in politics.

 

 

Professor Violet Johnson
Dr. Johnson is a Professor of History and Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts. Her work focuses on the African diaspora, with a particular interest in immigration history and health. Dr. Johnson teaches, with Dr. Howell and Dr. Dubriwny, the Introduction to Health Humanities course (HHUM 107) offered under the University Studies degree concentration.

 

Professor Barbara Gastel
Dr. Gastel is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her work focuses on science journalism, medical journalism, science editing and the international communication of science. She also teaches medical students in the Humanities in Medicine Department at TAMU.

 

Dr. Dianne Kraft
Dr. Kraft is Assistant Dean for Diversity in the Medical Center. In addition to issues of diversity in medicine and medical education, her work focuses on intimate partner violence in medicine. She also teaches medical students in the Humanities in Medicine Department at TAMU.

 

Dr. Hoi-eun Kim
Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of History. His work focuses on the History of Medicine and History of Pharmaceuticals.

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Stabile 
Dr. Stabile is an Associate Professor of English. Her work focuses on creative nonfiction, including illness memoir, and Narrative Medicine. In addition to her participation with the Working Group, Dr. Stabile teaches on the Health Humanities concentration in English.

 

Dr. Sara DiCaglio
Dr. DiCaglio is an Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M. Her work focuses on the rhetoric of health and medicine; health humanities; and pedagogy. Dr. DiCaglio also teaches on the Health Humanities concentration in English.

 

Professor Jonathan Coopersmith Dr. Coopersmith is a professor in the Department of History at Texas A&M University. His historical research focuses on failure and technology, fraudulent and frothy firms in emerging technologies, and communication technologies and politics.

 

 

Michelle Yeoman
Ms. Yeoman is a Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her work focuses on narrative and storytelling in health communication, maternal and infant mortality, food and nutrition, and health and gender disparities.

 

Dr. Laura Dague

Dr. Dague is an associated professor at the Public Service Administration department at Texas A&M. Her research focuses on the economics of public health insurance, particularly the Medicaid program and the relation to federal health care reform.