Senior Lecturer at the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies at the Center for Medicine Health and Society; Affiliated Faculty, History
Danielle Picard is Assistant Director of Graduate Studies and a Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society. She is a historian of science and medicine specializing in the development of the human sciences during the twentieth century. She primarily focuses on the development of psychology as it intersected with public policy initiatives to improve workplace conditions and labor relations. Her current book project, Resisting Robots: Workers, Scientists, and the Making of the Human Factor, explores how research institutions worked in concert with policymakers and disability advocacy groups to shape and control the human body at work. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the History of Science Society, and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
She teaches courses on writing, the history of eugenics, artificial intelligence, and human enhancement technologies. She has won teaching awards from the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University and the University of Rochester.