OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Alexandra Minna Stern

Portrait of Alexandra Minna Stern

Alexandra Minna Stern is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, American culture, and history at the University of Michigan. As a historian, her research has focused on the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (2005), which won the American Public Health Association’s Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of public health, and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (2012).

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