Alexander More is a historian of health and the environment. He earned a PhD in History and History of Science at Harvard and he is currently completing a book on the origins of welfare and healthcare policies in the western world. His research focuses on the history of government action in public health and environmental issues, in Europe and North America. His interests have taken him to traditional archival repositories, as well as to archaeological sites across Europe and America, including several underwater surveys in the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic.
More is deeply interested in the impact of climate change on the health of people and the environment throughout history. He is co-author of a landmark study of pre-modern climate and currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship with the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, where he studies climate change in the last millennium. During his graduate work, he supervised five senior theses, with topics ranging from the creation and evolution of Medicaid legislation in the US, the establishment of the public health system in post-revolutionary Mexico, the early history of modern foreign relations and the first food enrichment policies in interwar United States. Three of these senior theses received the Hoopes Prize. More is also a former junior fellow of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and a recipient of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Research Grant. He has received five certificates of distinction in teaching from the Bok Center at Harvard and a mentorship award from Washington University.
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