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Jessica L. Adler

Jessica L. Adler researches and teaches about the history of health care, war and society, and incarceration in the United States. Her first book, Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), is about the World War I-era origins of the nation’s largest integrated health care system. She continues to focus on governmental involvement in health care in her current projects, which examine the history of medical services in U.S. prisons and late twentieth century transformations in the veterans’ health program.