Assistant Professor of the History of Science,
and the Harvard Medical School Division of Pharmacoepidemiology,
and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jeremy Greene, M.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Science of Harvard University, Instructor in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics of Harvard Medical School, and Associate Physician in the Department of Medicine of Brigham & Women’s Hospital. His research interests focus on the history of the pharmaceutical industry and its interactions with medical research, clinical practice, and public health, and his first book, Prescribing By Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease (2007, Johns Hopkins University Press) traces the development of chronic disease categories as markets for risk-reducing pharmaceuticals. Currently he is working on a history of essential medications in global health, with other projects focused on medication nonadherence, access to generic pharmaceuticals, and the historical development and impact of pharmaceutical marketing, advertising, and salesmanship. His broader interests include the history of medicine and public health, the history of disease, the history of therapetics, and the relationship between medicine and the marketplace. He is the faculty coordinator for the Harvard Interfaculty Initiative on Medications and Society, a network of Harvard faculty collaborating to bring a broad range of scholarly approaches to bear on understanding how prescription drugs are developed, marketed, regulated, evaluated, perceived and consumed by patients, utilized in clinical practice, and paid for.
Jeremy received his MD and his PhD in the history of science from Harvard in 2005, and he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 2008, he is board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians. In addition to teaching at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, he maintains a clinical practice at the Brigham Internal Medicine Associates and attends on the general medicine service wards of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Jeremy A. Greene and Scott H. Podolsky, “Keeping Modern in Medicine: Pharmaceutical Promotion and Physician Education in Postwar America,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2009): forthcoming.
Scott H. Podolsky and Jeremy A. Greene, “A Historical Perspective of Pharmaceutical Promotion and Physician Education,” Journal of the American Medical Association 300 (2008): 831-833.
Jeremy A. Greene, “Pharmaceutical Marketing Research and the Prescribing Physician,” Annals of Internal Medicine vol. 146 (2007) no.10,742-748
Jeremy A. Greene, Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2007)
Jeremy A. Greene, “The Abnormal and the Pathological: Cholesterol, Statins, and the Threshold of Disease” in Medicating Modern America: Pharmaceutical Drugs in History, ed. Andrea Tone and Elizabeth Watkins, (New York University Press, 2007).
Jeremy A. Greene, “Releasing the Flood Waters: Diuril and the Reshaping of Hypertension.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 79 (2005): 749-794
Jeremy A. Greene, “Attention to Detail: Etiquette and the Postwar Pharmaceutical Salesman” Social Studies of Science vol. 34, no. 2 (2004): 271-292
Jeremy A. Greene, “Therapeutic Infidelities: Noncompliance Enters the Medical Literature: 1955-1975.” Social History of Medicine, vol. 17, no.3 (2004): 327-343
Jeremy A. Greene, “An Ethnography of Noncompliance: Culture, Poverty, and Tuberculosis in Urban Bolivia”, Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry vol. 28, no. 3 (2004): 327-343