Corinna Treitel, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of History, Arts & Sciences
global health, medical humanities, nutrition

Dr. Treitel works with prehealth students through her teaching in the history of medicine, especially in her course “Health and Disease in World History.” Many of her students are interested in careers in public health, and find a historical perspective invaluable to their education.

Dr. Treitel is also launching a new program with Rebecca Messbarger in “medical humanities” that has both a teaching and research focus. In her own research, she works on the history of nutrition, agriculture and popular health movements in modern Germany. Her current book project is titled “Eating Nature: Food, Agriculture, and Environment in Modern Germany.”