Harry Yi-Jui Wu MD.DPhil

I am a historian of medicine teaching at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. My current projects mainly focus on the transnational histories of mental health. My first book, Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization, was published by MIT Press in 2021. Over the years, my research interests have also reached out to other areas of non-infectious diseases. I have begun to explore the relationship between hazard exposure and health. 

Besides research, I am now Director of Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit at the Faculty of Medicine. In 2020, I was elected Early Career Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Humanities. From 2021, I will be teaching at newly established Department of Medical Humanities and Social Medicine and the Cross-College Elite Program of National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.

I am currently on the editorial boards of Social History of Medicine and Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine. Besides, I am also a council member of American Association for the History of Medicine.


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