Hi! My name is Brittany Cowgill (last name rhymes with mogul). I live in Portland, Maine with my husband, son, daughter, and cockapoo, Rowdy. I practice yoga, love fall and winter, eat a plant-based diet, and am a little bit afraid of heights. I love preparing food but am terrible at following recipes, am obsessed with making lists, and am a total homebody. Some of my favorite things are books, coffee, sunglasses, crossword puzzles, my siblings, camping, magnets, and family picture albums.
about me, more seriously
I graduated from Kenyon College, a small liberal-arts school in Ohio, and taught high school history in Cleveland before returning to school as a graduate student. I received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cincinnati, and specialized in the history of medicine. I’ve taught courses at UC in the classroom as well as online, conducted research in libraries across the country, and presented my work at various conferences. My first book, a history of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is coming out with Rutgers University Press in early 2018. My next book, which looks at the science of pregnancy, is in the works.
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