David Shumway Jones
David Shumway Jones, Ph.D., M.D.
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine

David Jones completed his A.B. degree at Harvard College in 1993 (History and Science), and then pursued a Ph.D. in History of Science at Harvard University and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School, receiving both in 2001. After an internship in pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, he trained as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and then worked for two years as a staff psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Cambridge Hospital. He joined the faculty at MIT in 2005 as an assistant professor of the history and culture of science and technology. From 2004 to 2008 Professor Jones directed the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine at MIT, organizing a successful series of conferences about race, science, and technology. In 2009 he was appointed as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s highest honor for faculty who have made sustained contributions to undergraduate education. He also taught as a lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded the 2010 Donald O'Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In 2011 he left MIT to join the Harvard faculty fulltime as the inaugural A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, a joint position between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. The Ackerman Program at Harvard University fosters collaborations in the medical humanities and social sciences across the two campuses.

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Human Health on an Ailing Planet - Historical Perspectives on Our Future.
Authors: Authors: Dunk JH, Jones DS, Capon A, Anderson WH.
N Engl J Med
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In Reply to Wald.
Authors: Authors: Greene JA, Jones DS.
Acad Med
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Making heart-lung machines work in India: Imports, indigenous innovation and the challenge of replicating cardiac surgery in Bombay, 1952-1962.
Authors: Authors: Jones DS, Sivaramakrishnan K.
Soc Stud Sci
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The 50-Year Legacy of the Harvard Report on Brain Death.
Authors: Authors: Truog RD, Pope TM, Jones DS.
JAMA
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Transplant Buccaneers: P.K. Sen and India's First Heart Transplant, February 1968.
Authors: Authors: Jones DS, Sivaramakrishnan K.
J Hist Med Allied Sci
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The Shared Goals and Distinct Strengths of the Medical Humanities: Can the Sum of the Parts Be Greater Than the Whole?
Authors: Authors: Greene JA, Jones DS.
Acad Med
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CABG at 50 (or 107?) - The Complex Course of Therapeutic Innovation.
Authors: Authors: Jones DS.
N Engl J Med
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"Ethics and Clinical Research"--The 50th Anniversary of Beecher's Bombshell.
Authors: Authors: Jones DS, Grady C, Lederer SE.
N Engl J Med
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Assessing the Gold Standard--Lessons from the History of RCTs.
Authors: Authors: Bothwell LE, Greene JA, Podolsky SH, Jones DS.
N Engl J Med
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All Health Is Global Health, All Medicine Is Social Medicine: Integrating the Social Sciences Into the Preclinical Curriculum.
Authors: Authors: Kasper J, Greene JA, Farmer PE, Jones DS.
Acad Med
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