Professor, Maxwell School
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health
Highest degree earned
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1997
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.