Agriculture, Health, and the Environment

This group takes an interdisciplinary approach to the interrelated issues of nutrition, medicine and disease, and environmental sustainability.

Blending history and sociology, researchers in this cluster offer perspectives into grand global challenges such as the provision of food and the control of epidemics, while also examining events on the ground affecting individuals. Collectively, they illuminate how cultural norms and practices and social and political institutions shape both our perceptions of health and welfare and our approaches to them, with deep ramifications for individuals and profound implications for social justice.

For more information, visit the Agriculture, Health, and the Environment faculty page.


  • Kate Pride Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Environment; Globalization
  • Mary McDonald, Homer Rice Professor of Sport and Society
    Sport, Recreation, and the Body
  • Jennifer Singh, Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Sociology of Medicine and Disease
  • John Tone, Professor of History
    History of Medicine and Disease
  • Germán Vergara, Assistant Professor of History
    Agriculture; Environmental and Energy History
  • Bill Winders, Associate Professor of Sociology
    Global Agriculture and Development; Food
  • Greg Nobles, Emeritus Professor of History
    American Environmental History