Keith A. Wailoo, the Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs, became vice dean on July 1, 2013. As vice dean, Wailoo oversees the graduate and undergraduate academic programs for the Woodrow Wilson School.
Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2007, Wailoo has done research on an array of issues in public health, scientific and technological innovation in medical care, medical specialization and the role of identity, gender, race and ethnicity in health and disease thought.
Wailoo has taught on the history of drugs, children and drug policy, genetics and society, and a wide range of other social and political issues in health care. Before joining the Princeton faculty, he taught in history and in social medicine (in the Medical School) at UNC Chapel Hill, and at Rutgers University (affiliated with history and with the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research) and where he was the founding director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity. Wailoo holds a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Yale University.