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Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., an Award Winning and New York Times bestselling Writer, is Currently the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine in the University of Michigan.

He also holds professorial appointments in Psychiatry, Public Health, History, English Literature and Language, and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. He had been born at Detroit, Michigan on April 23, 1960 and grew up in Oak Park and Southfield, Michigan. Educated at the University of Michigan (A.B., 1982, summa cum laude; M.D., 1986, cum laude) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital (Intern, Resident and Fellow in General Pediatrics, 1986-1993 and Ph.D, at the Annals of Medicine, Science and Technology, 1994), he joined the University of Michigan college in 1993.

A critically acclaimed cultural and social historian of medicine, Dr. Markel is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books including the award winning Quarantine! East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997; paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999) and When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed (Pantheon Books/Alfred A. Knopf, 2004; paperback Vintage/Random House, 2005). His most recent publication, An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, along with also the Miracle Drug Cocaine (Pantheon Books/Alfred A. Knopf) was published in July, 2011 and was a New York Times Best Seller, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Supplier, an ABA IndieBound Best Seller, and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice".

By 2005 to 2006, Professor Markel functioned as a historical advisor on pandemic flu preparedness planning to the United States Department of Defense. From 2006 to the current, he serves as the primary historic adviser on pandemic preparedness to the U.S.

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