PhD, Cornell University
BA, University of Pennsylvania
History of medicine, national health policy, pharmaceutical and chemical regulation, comparative health systems, history of clinical trials, healthcare business.
Arthur Daemmrich is an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, with affiliations in the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. His research examines historical dimensions of medical and public health risk management, especially the history of pharmaceutical regulation, environmental health regulation, and chemical testing programs. Daemmrich has published scholarly books and numerous articles in the interdisciplinary fields of history of medicine, science and technology studies, and health policy, in addition to teaching cases and essays in general readership magazines and websites.
Daemmrich is currently researching the history of testing programs concerning chemicals in the environment and in people in the United States and Europe. This project will analyze why the U.S. and EU have adopted different approaches to identifying and regulating risks associated with commodity chemicals over the past two decades and the public health implications of international variation in testing programs.
Prior to joining the KU Med faculty in 2013, Daemmrich was an assistant professor at Harvard Business School (2007-2012), a visiting professor at the China Europe International Business School (2012-2013), and the founding director of the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (2003-2007). He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Arthur Daemmrich, PhD