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Sandra Sufian, PhD, MPH

Professor of Health Humanities and History – College of Medicine, Professor of Disability Studies – College of Applied Health Sciences Medical Education
Work Phone: 312-413-0113
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Biographical Info

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Sandy Sufian is an Associate Professor of Health Humanities and History in the Department of Medical Education at UIC School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Disability Studies in the Department of Disability and Human Development (UIC). Sufian received her doctorate from New York University in Middle East History and her
Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Sufian specializes in the history of medicine and disability. She has published two books: Healing the Land and the Nation: Malaria and the Zionist project in Mandatory Palestine, 1920-1947 (U Chicago Press, 2007) and Reapproaching the Border: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel/Palestine (Rowman Littlefield, 2007). Sufian is currently working
on a book project about the history of disability and adoption in America in the twentieth century. She teaches
courses on the history of disability and the modern history of medicine and public health to medical students, PhD students and undergraduate students. She co-organizes the Health and Society working group of the Institute for the Humanities and is the founder of the Global Network of Researchers on HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa. Sufian is chair of the Disability History Association and serves on the editorial boards of Disability Studies Quarterly and the International Journal of Middle East Studies.


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Categories: Department of Medical Education, DME Faculty, Health Humanities, Master of Health Professions Education