"Environmental Justice: Where Is It Now, and Where Is It Going?," Annual Review of Public Health (2023)

"What is a Racial Health Disparity?," Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (forthcoming, Fall 2021).

“The 60/40 Problem: Trump, Culpability, and Covid-19," forthcoming in edited volume on the Trump presidency Link: (

Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context, New England Journal of Medicine, advanced e-print

Rethinking Private-Public Partnership: The Case of Municipal Hopsital Affiliation, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 93, no. 4 (Winter 2019)

"Health, Social Reform, and Medical Schools — The Training of American Physicians and the Dissenting Tradition," New England Journal of Medicine 81 (November 7, 2019)

“Nondetected”: The Politics of Measurement of Asbestos in Talc, 1971–1976, American Journal of Public Health, advanced e-print

The Fall and Rise of Mid-Century Medical Student Health Activism: Political Repression, McCarthyism, and the Death of the Association of Internes and Medical al Students (1947-1953). Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 74, no. 2 (April 2019)

Two Cheers for Air Pollution Control: Triumphs and Limits of the Mid-Century Fight for Air Quality. Public Health Reports (preprint)

Big Data, Large-Scale Text Analysis, and Public Health Research, American Journal of Public Health 109 (2019)

Biocitizenship on the Ground: The Medical Governance Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s in Kelly Happe, Jennell Johnson, Marina Levina, eds., Biocitizenship (New York: New York University Press, 2018)

Cleveland vs. the Clinic: The 1960s Riots and Community Health Reform. American Journal of Public Health 101(November 2018)

'Precision' Public Health: Between Novelty and Hype, New England Journal of Medicine, e-pub advanced print DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1806634 (with Ronald Bayer and Sandro Galea)

"The Neurosis That Has Possessed Us": Political Repression in the Cold War Medical Profession, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 73, no. 3 (July 2018)

The War on Poverty Health Legacy: What It Was and Why It Matters, Health Affairs 37, no. 1 (January 2018)

ToxicDocs ( from history buried in stacks of paper to open, searchable archives online, Journal of Public Health Policy 39, no. 1 (February 2018) (with David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz)

Michael Katz and the Activist-Academic Tension, Social Science History 41, no. 4 (2017)

The Seat at the Table Problem: Broadening Reception for Historians of Medicine and Public Health, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 70 (October 2015)

Beyond the Precautionary Principle: Protecting Public Health and the Environment in the Face of Uncertainty in Cheryl Macpherson in Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy (New York: Springer, 2016) (with Amy Fairchild, James Colgrove, Ronald Bayer, and Daniel Wolfe)

African Americans and Health Care: State-Sponsored and Grassroots Alternatives, Journal of African-American History 99, no. 4 (Fall 2014)

Considerations for Building a Population Health Movement in Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity (Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2013).

Race, Class, Crisis: The Discourse of Disparity and its Analytical Discontents, Socialist Register 48, no. 1 (2012) (with Adolph Reed Jr.)

Strange Disappearance of History from Racial Health Disparities Research, Du Bois Review 8, no. 1 (2011)

The New Left and Public Health: The Health Policy Advisory Center (Health/PAC), Community Organizing, and the Big Business of Health (1967- 1975), American Journal of Public Health 101, no. 2 (Feburary 2011)

Immigration and the New Metropolitan Geography, Journal of Urban Affairs 32. no. 5 (February 2010)