Amy Fairchild, PhD

Amy Fairchild, PhD


Health Policy and Management
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, Texas   77843-1266

Phone: 979.436.9453

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Education and Training

  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Subcommittee on Sociomedical Sciences, PhD, 1997, “Science at the Borders: Immigrant Medical Inspection and Defense of the Nation, 1891 to 1930,” Co-sponsors: Nancy Leys Stepan and Ronald Bayer; Chair: David Rothman.

  • Columbia University School of Public Health, Division of Sociomedical Sciences, MPH, 1990.

  • University of Texas at Austin, BA in Plan II Honors Program, with highest honors, 1987.

Research Interests

  • Immigrant Health Inspection
  • Disease Control
  • Disease Surveillance and Privacy
  • Public Health Issues
  • Tobacco Control

Recent Publications

  • Amy L. Fairchild, Ronald Bayer, and James Colgrove, “Fear Redux,” (manuscript in

  • Amy L. Fairchild, Ronald Bayer, and James Colgrove, “Means and Ends: The History
    and Ethics of Fear-Based Public Health Campaigns,” (manuscript in preparation).

  • Alison Bateman-House, Ronald Bayer, James Colgrove, and Amy Fairchild,
    “Confronting Obesity: The Politics, Ethics, and Legacy of New York City’s Soda Cap
    Saga,” (manuscript in preparation).

  • Sharon Green, Ronald Bayer, and Amy Fairchild, “Evidence, Policy, and E-Cigarettes:
    The English Reframe the Debate,” (under review at NEJM)

  • Elyse Lackie and Amy L. Fairchild, The Birth Control Pill, Venous Thromboembolic
    Disease, Science and the Media: A Historical Review of the Relationship” (manuscript
    under review at Contraception).