Marcos Cueto


Marcos Cueto has a bachelor’s degree (1982) in History from the Universidad Católica de Perú and a master’s (1983) and PhD (1988) in History from Columbia University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Science, Medicine, and Society Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990 to 1991. He is a professor with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and researcher with the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, where he served as general director from 2009 to 2011. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and New York University and a fellow of the Guggenheim, Mellon, Tinker, Ford, and Rockefeller foundations. He has received prizes from the Latin American Studies Association and the History of Science Society. He currently serves as science co-editor for the journal História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos and as specialized researcher at the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, where he teaches classes in the history of health in Latin America and the history of international health. He is currently investigating the history of health in Latin America; global health; and the history of the World Health Organization.

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Selected Publications: 

CUETO, Marcos. Saúde Global: uma breve História. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Fiocruz, 2015.

CUETO, Marcos e PALMER, Steven. Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

CUETO, Marcos. An Asymmetrical Network: National and International Dimensions of the Development of Mexican PhysiologyJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 2015.

CUETO, Marcos. Chapter One: Malaria and Global Health at the Turn of the 21st Twenty-first Century: A Return to the “Magic Bullet” Approach? In: Biehl, João; Petryna, Adriana (ed.). When People Come First: Evidence, Actuality, and Theory in Global Health. Princeton; Princeton University press, 2013, pp. 10-30.

CUETO, Marcos. Cold War and Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955-1970. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007 & 2014.

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