Lisa G. O’Sullivan
Lisa O’Sullivan, Ph.D., is director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at The New York Academy of Medicine. The Center preserves and promotes the heritage of medicine and public health and explores its cultural significance through events and outreach utilizing the extraordinary historical collections held in its library. Previously she was Senior Curator of Medicine at the London Science Museum, where she curated the Wellcome collection. She worked on exhibitions including the Living Medical Traditions gallery and the Brought to Life website. She was also responsible for the representation of non-Western medicine and for issues relating to repatriation and culturally sensitive materials. Thanks to this role, she was exposed to the materia medica and intellectual frameworks of multiple strands of medical thought. Dr. O’Sullivan completed her Ph.D. at Queen Mary University of London, examining the history of clinical nostalgia in 19th-century France.