Keith A. Wailoo
Keith Andrew Wailoo is Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). He is the former Vice Dean of SPIA. He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; history of medicine; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S.
Wailoo is currently working on two book-length projects, both intersecting with history and public policy: a study of the menthol cigarette, and a history of addiction.
- Pain: A Political History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
- How Cancer Crossed the Color Line (Oxford University Press, 2011)
- The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) Recipient of the 2006 Association of American Publishers Book Award in the History of Science
- Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (University of North Carolina Press, 2001) Recipient of the 2002 American Political Science Association Book Award (Social and Legal Dimensions of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.); 2003 Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship; 2002 Lillian Smith Book Award for Non-Fiction; 2005 William H. Welch Award, American Association for the History of Medicine for best book in the field; and 2006 Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Patients Network, Community Service Award.
- Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997) Recipient of the 1996 Arthur Viseltear Award, American Public Health Association