Personal Statement:

Eric W. Boyle earned his Ph.D. in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2007.  He has taught courses in U.S. history and the history of science, technology and medicine at California Polytechnic State University, the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Maryland.  From 2008-2011 he was a Dewitt Stetten Postdoctoral Fellow at the Office of History at the National Institutes of Health.  From 2012-2016 he was  Chief Archivist at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, a visiting researcher at the NIH, and Lecturer at the University of Maryland.  His first book, Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America, was published in January 2013 and his next book-length project will be a history of alternative medicine at the NIH.  He is currently the Chief Historian and Federal Preservation Officer for the Department of Energy.

Dissertation Title:

The Boundaries of Medicine: Redefining Therapeutic Orthodoxy in an Age of Reform

Faculty Advisor(s):

Mike Osborne