Mark Largent

Mark Largent
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Evolution, vaccinations, vaccine debate (autism, measles, etc.), Darwinism, history of science, technology and medicine

Associate professor and director of the Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Specialization (STEPPS); associate dean at Lyman Briggs College


Largent is an historian of science, technology and medicine. His research and teaching focuses on the role of scientists and physicians in American public policy. He has written on the evolution-creation debate, the professionalization of American biology, Darwinism, the history of the American eugenics movement and recent debates over compulsory vaccinations.

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Largent's latest book is "Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America."