Professor, Department of History
Windsor University, Ontario, Canada

A Canada Research Chair in History of International Health from 2006-16, Palmer has a BA from UBC and a PhD from Columbia University. His most recent book, Medicine and Public Health in Latin America. A History (Cambridge; co-authored with Marcos Cueto), was awarded the 2017 Rosen Prize by the American Association for the History of Medicine. Palmer's current focus is the history of Canadian scientific exchange with Cuba and Brazil, and medicine and health at Expo67. His discovery of, and research on Robert Cordier's lost expo67 film, "Miracles in Modern Medicine", was recently featured in The Walrus. Palmer is currently completing a documentary film, "Six Degrees of Robert Cordier", on Cordier's role as catalyst in French and American avant garde creative networks over the past 50 years.


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