Areas of Expertise

Geographic: Mexico, Latin America. Thematic: Medicine, Public Health, and Science

Education

Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 2014
Maestria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2008
Licenciatura, Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico 2003

Positions

Assistant Professor
Southwestern University
August 16, 2014 - present

Profesor definitivo (CBII)
Colegio de Bachilleres (Mexico City)
August 25, 2003 - July 10, 2009
Biology and Ecology

Teaching Philosophy

Forthcoming

Previous Courses

The Mexican Revolution (Spring, 2015)

Colonial Latin America (Spring, 2015)

Modern Latin America (Fall, 2014)

From Omens to Genomes: The History of Medicine and Disease (Fall, 2014)

History of Medicine and Public Health in Modern Latin America (Instructor, Graduate level, UCSF, Spring, 2014)

History of Medicine I: From Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (Co-Instructor, Graduate level, UCSF, Fall, 2013)

Publications

Book Reviews

Duncan, Whitney L. “The Culture of Mental Health in a Changing Oaxaca.” University of California, San Diego, 2012. Doctoral Dissertation. Reviewed by Jethro Hernandez-Berrones in Dissertation Reviews (http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/7261), February 5, 2014.

Jethro Hernandez Berrones, “Gen o no gen, he ahi el dilema”, review of Beyer Ruiz, Maria Emilia, Gen o no gen. El dilema del conocimiento genetico in Revista Como ves? 4.48, (Noviembre, 2002).

Jethro Hernandez Berrones, “Genes a la carta”, review of Soberon Mainero, Francisco Xavier, La ingenieria genetica y la nueva biotecnologia in Revista
Como ves? 4.46, (September, 2002).

Seminars

“Medicine in Revolution: Homeopathy and the Regulation of the Medical Profession in Mexico, 1853-1942”, Bay Area History of Medicine Club, San Francisco, Nov, 2013.

“Resisting the ‘Sanitary Dictatorship’: Homeopathy and the Contestation Against the Regulation of the Medical Profession in Mexico, 1917-42”, American Association for the History of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, May, 2013.

“The ‘Maniac Medical Flora that Corrodes the Nation’: Homeopathic Medical Practice and its (Mis-) Representations in Mexico 1895-1943”, 4th West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine, Berkeley, CA, May 2013.

“Medicine for the People: The Introduction of Homeopathy in Mexico, 1849-69”, Workshop on the History of Public Health in the Americas and the Caribbean, University of California, Santa Barbara, Oct, 2012.

“The Escuela Libre de Homeopatia and the Formation of a Plural Medical Profession in Mexico, 1912 - 1943”, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Park City, Utah, Mar, 2012.

“‘Medicos cientificos’ or ‘bifurcacion de la ciencia’: Homeopathy and the Struggle Against the Monopolization of the Medical Profession in Mexico, 1895 - 1924”, Workshop on the History of Public Health in the Americas and the Caribbean. University of California, Santa Barbara, Oct, 2011.

“Historia de la medicina”, Rotary Club Anzures Reforma, Rotary International, District 4170, Mexico City, Aug, 2011.

“Las humanidades en la medicina: por que y para que?”, Universidad del Papaloapan, Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, Aug, 2010.

“La homeopatia en el Mexico decimononico: una terapeutica cientifica”, IX National and VI International Congress of History and Philosophy of Medicine, Puebla, Mexico, Oct, 2006.

“Altruismo y cientificidad: La homeopatia en el Mexico decimononico, su discurso y su institucionalizacion”, IX International Congress of Health and Disease, from Pre-history to the 20th Century, Mexico City, Sep, 2006.

Honors and Awards

Biomedical Workforce Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 2013-14

University of California, Graduate Student Research Award, 2012-13

UCMEXUS Small Grants for UC Students 2010

The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States - Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (UCMEXUS-CONACYT) Fellowship, 2009-14

CONACYT Graduate Studies Fellowship, 2004-6

UNAM’s Graduate Studies Division Fellowship, 2004-6

Affiliations

American Association for the History of Medicine

Latin American Studies Association

American Historical Association

Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies