20th and 21st century history of medicine, health inequities and social justice. Her research focuses include gender and health; disease and public health; disability; feminism; alternative medicine; health policy; and health activism
Naomi Rogers, Ph.D. (she/her) is Professor of the History of Medicine in the Section of the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. She holds courtesy appointments in the History Department and in the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. A graduate of the University of Melbourne (Australia), Rogers received her MA and PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Rogers teaches undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. At the School of Medicine, she regularly lectures on the history of AIDS, reproduction, health economics, eugenics, nutrition, disability and health activism. Her undergraduate courses include American Medicine and the Cold War, and Public Health in America. At the graduate level, she teaches seminars on disability and on health and body politics. She is the Director of Graduate Studies for the 2022-23 academic year.
Since joining Yale’s Program in the History of Science and Medicine in 2001 Naomi Rogers has served as Chair of the Women’s Faculty Forum; Liaison to the Committee on Status of Women in Medicine; and Director of Medical Students for the Section in the History of Medicine. She has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences since 2018 and is a manuscript reviewer for numerous journals. In addition to her service as Director of Graduate Studies, Rogers is currently a member of the Medical School’s OBGYN “Dobbs” Sessions Planning Committee, which has organized a series of webinars for the Yale community and was a co-organizer of a special history-themed session “Rooted in History: Abortion, Law and American Health Care.