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Gerald Oppenheimer
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Phone: (718) 305-1855
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D. University of Chicago
Research Interests: American, History of Medicine
Selected Publications

Oppenheimer, G. and Bayer, R. Shattered Dreams?:  An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic.  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).

Bayer, R. and Oppenheimer, G. AIDS Doctors:  Voices From the Epidemic.  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Bayer, R. and Oppenheimer, G. (eds.)  Confronting Drug Policy:  Illicit Drugs in a Free Society (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993).


 March, D. and Oppenheimer, GM. Social Disorder and Diagnostic Order: The U.S. Mental Hygiene Movement, the Midtown Manhattan Study, and the Development of Psychiatric Epidemiology in the 20th Century, International Journal of Epidemiology 2014 (Supplement 1): i29-i42. 

Oppenheimer, GM. and Benrubi, ID.,  Evidence, Science and Politics:  The McGovern Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs and the Meat Industry’s Battle over the Diet-Heart Question (1976-1977).
Bayer R, Oppenheimer GM, Routine HIV Testing, Public Health and the USPSTF—An End to the Debate,  New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 368:881-884.
Oppenheimer, G., Blackburn, H., Puska, P.  From Framingham to North Karelia to U.S. Community Prevention Programs: Negotiating  Research Agendas for Coronary Heart Disease in the Second Half of the 20th Century, Public Health Reviews 2011;33:452-486.
Bayer, R. and Oppenheimer, G. Routine HIV Screening: What Counts in Evidence Based Policy?  The New England Journal of Medicine 2011; 365:1265-1168.
Oppenheimer, G. and Bayer, R.  An Epidemic of Unknown Proportions: The First Decade of HIV/AIDS, in HIVAIDS in the Post-HAART Era. Hall J., Hall  B., Cockerell, C. (eds.) (Shelton, Conn:  People’s Medical Publishing House, 2011):      3-19.
Oppenheimer, G.  Framingham: The First 20 Years. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2010; 53:55-61.
Oppenheimer, G. and Bayer, R. AIDS Exceptionalism.  AMA Virtual Monitor December 2009;
Bayer, R. and Oppenheimer, G.  Roll-out and Rationing: Providing Anti-Retroviral Therapy in South Africa. Cynthia Pope, Renee White, Robert Marlow, eds., in HIV/AIDS: Stories of an Epidemic, Routledge, 2008: 305-317
Oppenheimer, G. and Susser, E.  The Context and Challenge of Max von Pettenkofer’s Contribution to Epidemiology.  American Journal of Epidemiology 2007; 166:1239-1241.
Bayer, R. and Oppenheimer, G.  Scale Ups, Scarcity and Selection: The Historical  Experience of Doctors in South Africa.  AIDS  2007; 21 (supplement 5):543-547.
Bayer, R. and Oppenheimer, G. The AIDS Pioneers—Reflections on the Epidemic’s Early Years. New England Journal of Medicine. 2006;355:2273-2275.
Oppenheimer, G. and Bayer, R. Choosing Between Life and Death: Rationing of Health Care during the AIDS Epidemic in South Africa. in L’Épidémie du SIDA en Afrique subsaharienne. Regards historiens.  Becker, Denis, eds, Paris: Karthala, 2006: 167-192
Oppenheimer, G.  Profiling Risk: The Emergence of Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology in the U.S. 1947-1970.  International Journal of Epidemiology   2006:35:515-519.
Oppenheimer, G. Becoming the Framingham Study, 1947-1950. American Journal of Public Health 2005; 95:602-610.
Oppenheimer, G., Bayer, R., Colgrove, J.  Public Health and Human Rights: Old Wine in New Bottles? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2002; 30:522-532.
Oppenheimer, G., Rosner, D. Two Lives, Three Legs, One Journey: A Retrospective Appreciation of Zena Stein and Mervyn Susser. International Journal of Epidemiology 2002; 31: 49-53. 
Oppenheimer, G.  Paradigm Lost: Race, Ethnicity and the Search for a New Population Taxonomy. American Journal of Public Health 2001; 91: 1049-1055.
Fairchild, A. and Oppenheimer, G.  Public Health Nihilism versus Pragmatism: History, Politics, and the Control of Tuberculosis.  American Journal of Public Health 1998;88: 1105-1117