Corinna Treitel, PhD History, MA History & Philosophy of Science

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

Corinna Treitel studies the interplay of modern science, medicine, culture, and politics. Her specialty is German history, but her curiosity stretches widely. She helped introduce Medical Humanities as a field of study to Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. She also led the university’s Frankenstein bicentennial celebration for 2017-2018. She has published on a variety of topics, including occultism, nutrition, and popular medicine. Currently, she is working on a book titled “Gesundheit! Practicing German Health, 1750-2000.”