Wailoo Named 2021 Dan David Prize Winner

Written by
B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Feb. 15, 2021

Historian and scholar Keith Wailoo joins Dr. Anthony Fauci and others as a recipient of the 2021 Dan David Prize, an award endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University.

Wailoo, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton, is being honored for his work in the history of health and medicine. He will share a $1 million prize with Alison Bashford of the University of South Wales and Katharine Park of Harvard University.

“I am deeply honored to be a Dan David Prize laureate for my historical scholarship on health and medicine, particularly for developing new insights about the past that enrich current approaches to improving health and society. I’m grateful beyond words to be celebrated among this magnificent group of laureates,” said Wailoo.

From pain management to health equity, Wailoo’s work sheds light on the medical field’s hidden past. He is working to advance a broader understanding of health by taking a historical lens to today’s pressing issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinations and the opioid crisis.

Read more at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

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