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Press Kit for Adventures of a Female Medical Detective

Adventures of a Female Medical Detective

In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS

by Mary Guinan, PhD, MD

with Anne Mather

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"Bold, informative, and heartfelt . . . [Dr. Guinan's] adventurous works demonstrate curiosity and compassion, and her courageous dedication to scientific integrity and action reflects the best in public health." —James W. Curran, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

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Press release

High-resolution cover photo

Author photo - Mary Guinan, PhD, MD

Author photo - Anne Mather

For access to interior images, contact Kathryn Marguy (KRM@press.jhu.edu)


Dr. Guinan in the News

The Washington Post—"The scientist known as ‘Dr. Condom’ shares her adventures in the field" 

CBS WBZ Radio Boston's "Women's Watch"—"Dr. Mary Guinan"

Reno News & Review—"Local Stories: Pioneer"

Times Higher Education—"Adventures of a Female Medical Detective"

Nature Magazine—"Epidemiology: Chasing epidemics"

NewsTalk Sport—"What health risk does the Zika virus pose to those planning on going to Rio?"

NewsTalk's Moncrieff (Ireland)— "The female medical detective"

NPR's All Things Considered — "The Epidemiologist Who Gave CNN Sass for Asking a Stupid Question"

Sun Sentinel (op-ed) — "We must protect pregnant women from sexually transmitted Zika virus"

KNPR's State of Nevada — "35 Years Later, the Fight Against AIDS Continues In Southern Nevada"

Nevada Public Radio DC blog "Bulletin Board" — "On World AIDS Day, three UNLV-related efforts to confront the disease"

American Medical Women's Association — "Book Review"


Author Bios

Mary Guinan, PhD, MD, was the founding dean of the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is now professor emerita. She was the first woman to serve as the chief scientific advisor to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anne D. Mather was the managing editor of the CDC Newsletter, the MMWR, during the years when smallpox was eradicated and AIDS was discovered.



Press Queries - Kathryn Marguy / KRM@press.jhu.edu / 410-516-6930

Sales Queries - Kerry Cahill / KPC@press.jhu.edu / 410-516-6936