Robert Aronowitz, MD

Robert A. Aronowitz, MD

aronowit@wharton.upenn.edu

Professor and Chair, History and Sociology of Science, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine

Robert A. Aronowitz studied linguistics before receiving his MD from Yale. After finishing residency in Internal Medicine, he received training in the history of medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aronowitz's central research interests are in the history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, and population health. He continues to practice medicine, holding a joint appointment with the medical school's department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, where he directs a federally-funded, post-doctoral research fellowship. Dr. Aronowitz recently completed a book on the history of breast cancer risk, 1900-present, and is in the midst of a historical project on the social framing of health risks, for which he received an Investigator Award in Health Policy from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.