Cara Kiernan Fallon

Cara Kiernan Fallon, PhD, Class of 2020
  • Titles:
  • Lecturer, Global Health Studies Program, Yale University
  • Education:
  • Harvard, PhD, History of Science
  • Yale School of Public Health, MPH

Cara Kiernan Fallon is a Lecturer in Global Health at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. She completed her postdoctoral training in Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also appointed as a fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives and a Clark Scholar at the Penn Memory Center. She received her PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University and MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. She earned a BA from Yale in History of Science/History of Medicine.

Combining her training in history, ethics, and public health, her research concerns the marginalization of the elderly from basic frameworks of health, disparities in chronic disease, and the intersections of aging and disability studies. Her current book project, Living Long and Dying Young, examines cultural aspirations and medical innovations for aging since 1900. Her work has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian Institutes, and the Consortium for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.

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