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Sandy M. Sufian, PhD, MPH

Professor of Health Humanities and History

Professor of Disability Studies – College of Applied Health Sciences

Department of Medical Education

Pronouns: she/her


Building & Room:

986 CMET


MC 591

Office Phone:

(312) 413-0113

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Sufian’s research interests include the intersection of chronic illness and sexual and reproductive health issues, the history of kinship, and the modern history of disability and medicine. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine (Health Humanities) and the Department of Disability and Human Development in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Sufian has published three books and numerous articles, including Familial Fitness: Disability, Adoption, and Family in Modern America (University of Chicago Press, 2022), 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). She co-founded the Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive and Sexual Health Collaborative ( and has received numerous grants from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

ORCID: 0000-0001-5545-5801