Michael Yudell is an associate professor at Drexel University School of Public Health, where he studies the history of public health, medicine, and science, and tries to understand how these histories impact current day health challenges. He received his B.A. from Tufts University, an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a PhD from Columbia University.
He is the author with Rob DeSalle of "Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future" (John Wiley & Sons, 2004). Yudell and DeSalle also edited "The Genomic Revolution: Unveiling The Unity Of Life" (Joseph Henry Press of the National Academy of Sciences, 2001). He is currently writing two books: "Ages of Uncertainty: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Search for Cause and Cure," which explores the history of autism and the changing explanations for the disorder from the 1940s through the present, and a completely revised edition of "Welcome to the Genome." Yudell just completed the forthcoming "Making Race: Biology and the Evolution of the Race Concept in 20th Century American Thought."
He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Jacqui, their two girls, and dog Otis.
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