Beatrix Hoffman, PhD


Beatrix Hoffman is a historian of the U.S. health care system. She is author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America (UNC, 2001) and Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States since 1930 (University of Chicago, 2012), and co-editor (with Nancy Tomes, Mark Schlesinger, and Rachel Grob) of Patients as Policy Actors (Rutgers, 2011). She is professor of history at Northern Illinois University, and is currently on sabbatical in Spain, where she is beginning research for a new book on the right to health care in international comparison.