Alexandra Minna Stern

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History of medicine, reproductive politics, and race and racial classification.

1500 E. Medical Center Drive, L4000 Women's 0276, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0276

Office Location(s): 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, L4000 Women's 0276
Office Hours: M 12PM - 2PM
Phone: 734-232-4976
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Department of American Culture
    • Department of History
  • Fields of Study
    • Health and society, reproductive politics, genetics and social justice
  • About

    Professor Stern is the author of the prize-winning book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America, (University of California Press, 2005).  

    Her latest book is Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) is a Choice 2013 Outstanding Academic Title in Health Sciences.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999
  • Awards
    • 2006 American Public Health Association’s Arthur Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the scholarship on the history of public health (for Eugenic Nation)
    • Emma Thornbrough Prize for the best article in the Indiana Magazine of History in 2007
    • 2012 John P. McGovern Award in Family, Health, and Human Values (University of Houston)