Emily Abel

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Emily Abel is a public health and medical historian, author and professor emerita at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health[1] where she was a Professor of Health Services and Women’s Studies.[2]

Abel earned a B. A. from Swarthmore College, M.A. in history from Columbia University, her Ph.D. in history from the University of London, and her M.P.H. from the UCLA School of Public Health.[3][4]


  • Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850-1940 (Harvard University Press, 2000), named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2000
  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshine: A Los Angeles Illness Narrative (Rutgers University Press, 2006)
  • Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles (Rutgers University Press, 2007), won the Viseltear Prize of the Medical Section of the American Public Health Association for an outstanding book in the history of public health
  • After the Cure: Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors (NYU Press, 2008), co-written with Saskia Subramanian.

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  1. ^ a b "Emily Abel". Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. UCLA. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Emily K. Abel". Harvard University Press. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Alumni with History Ph.D.s". Swarthmore. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Minority Health Disparities Lecture Series: "Only the Best Class of Immigration: Public Health Policy Toward Mexicans and Filipinos in Los Angeles, 1910-1940"". UCLA. Retrieved 23 May 2020.