Cara Fallon, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, Penn Memory Center Scholar
Public Health Interests
Current Public-Health Related Activities
Cara Kiernan Fallon, PhD, MPH is a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Fallon is a historian of medicine, public health, and medical ethics whose research analyzes the rise of the healthy aging practices in the twentieth century. She pays particular attention to issues of gender, disability, and structural barriers to health in long-term public health outcomes. She completed her PhD in the History of Science at Harvard University and her MPH at the Yale School of Public Health, and she also has a background in finance. Her current research emphasizes evolving historical relationships between medicine, public health, the commercial marketplace, and aging Americans, as well as the ethical dimensions of chronic disease.