Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Michael Yudell received his PhD and MPH from Columbia University and his BA from Tufts. He is the author several books, including Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the 20th Century, winner of the 2016 Arthur J. Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association. Yudell, along with Samuel K. Roberts, PhD, of Columbia University, recently announced a new book series, Race, Inequality, and Health with Columbia University Press. This new series, combining work in history, the social sciences, the biological sciences, and public health will deepen our understanding of how ideological and scientific claims about race and race difference have impacted health and society historically and in the present day. Yudell also conducts research on autism, ethics, and history, including a three-year NSF funded project comparing the attitudes and research output of scientists who do and do not utilize community input or engagement in their research programs. He is currently writing Ages of Uncertainty: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Search for Cause and Cure, a history of autism spectrum disorders, and, recently completed a project looking at the ethical challenges of communicating scientific findings from autism research.