Wangui Muigai is Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, where she is also a core faculty member of the Health: Science, Society, and Policy Program. A scholar of race and health, her research examines historical experiences of birth and death, sickness and health in Black communities. She is particularly interested in how notions of trust shape medical interactions, expectations, and health outcomes. Through her published work on topics including Black midwifery, the birth certificate, and maternal and infant health, Dr. Muigai brings historical insight into ongoing dilemmas in health and health care. Prior to her current faculty position, she was the Florence Levy Kay postdoctoral fellow in Race, Science and Society at Brandeis University. She has served as the History Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and, most recently, was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
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