The Epstein Lecture 2019

Hosted by the Department of Economic History

Wolfson Theatre, LSE, United Kingdom


Dr Marcella Alsan

Dr Marcella Alsan

Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine


Professor Jane Humphries

Professor Jane Humphries

Centennial Professor, Economic History Department LSE

The Historical Roots of Racial Health Inequality in the United States

Presenter: Dr Marcella Alsan

Dr Marcella Alsan's research focuses on the causes and consequences of infectious disease for health and productivity, using historical public health natural experiments to explore the interaction between infectious disease, human capital and economic outcomes.

About Dr Marcella Alsan

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine and a Core Faculty Member at the Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research.  BA from Harvard University, master’s in international public health from Harvard School of Public Health, a MD from Loyola University, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital - in the Hiatt Global Health Equity Residency Fellowship - then combined the PhD with an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Attends in infectious disease at the Veterans Affairs Hospital.