Arthur Daemmrich, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD, Cornell University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Focus

History of medicine, international healthcare policy, pharmaceutical and chemical regulation, comparative health systems, history of clinical trials, healthcare industries.

Curriculum Vitae


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 over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous book chapters, the monograph Pharmacopolitics: Drug Regulation in the United States and Germany, and over twenty cases and teaching notes.

Daemmrich is currently researching the history of testing programs in the United States and Europe that track commodity chemicals in people and the environment. The project analyzes epistemological questions related to testing and policy issues concerning why the United States and European Union have adopted different approaches to identifying and regulating risk over the past two decades, as well as 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 in Science and Technology Studies and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in History and Sociology of Science.

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Arthur Daemmrich, PhD


Arthur Daemmrich, PhD
Associate Professor

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