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Amy Fairchild

(Pronouns: She, Her)

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Amy Fairchild

Professor, Maxwell School


  • 2024 Spring
    • MAX 100 Selected Topics - Hist,Ethics,Politics & Policy


Amy Fairchild is a historian who works at the intersection of the social history, politics and ethics of public health. Her work has focused on the ways in which social movements, political action, scientific debate, and professional tools and values have interacted to shape the politics of public health over time.

Fairchild consistently links the past to ethical and political issues in the present, helping to highlight history as an important discipline for providing insight into contemporary public health challenges. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

Areas of Expertise

History, ethics and policy

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"At The Crossroads of Pandemic Inequity and the Backlash against Public Health: Lessons from the Front Lines", Sponsored by Commonwealth Fund.