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Amy Fairchild

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426 Eggers Hall

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Amy Fairchild

Professor, Maxwell School


Fall 2023

Not teaching

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.

Areas of Expertise

History, ethics and policy

Research Grant Awards and Projects

Co-Investigator. "At the Crossroads of Politics and Science: Public Health Leaders at the Front Roads of the COVID-19 Pandemic." Funded by The Commonwealth Fund.