Donna A. Patterson
Professor Delaware State University

“Dr. Donna A. Patterson is Chair of the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy and the Director of Africana Studies at Delaware State University. She is the author of Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship (IUP, 2015). Patterson is also the inaugural editor of the new book series: Routledge Research in Health and Healing in Africa and the African Diaspora.

Patterson has published scholarly articles on pharmaceutical markets, women pharmacists and Ebola in the Journal of Women’s History, Anthropologie et Santé and the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. She has co-authored work on SDGs at the Journal of Global Health Reports and on Women in Post-Independence African Politics for the Oxford Encyclopedia of African History. Similarly, she has written essays and provided media commentary for Slate, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, Pacific Standard and other outlets. Dr. Patterson is currently working on two larger projects on transnational drug consumption and public health and on the West African Ebola epidemic.

Patterson holds a doctorate and a Masters degree from Indiana University at Bloomington and a B.A. from the University of Houston. She has received fellowships from Fulbright IIE, the Woodrow Wilson Center, New America, Princeton University, the American Historical Association, the West African Research Association (WARA) and the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

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