Pablo F. Gómez

Position title: Associate Professor of History and the History of Medicine


Pablo Gomez

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, History of Medicine, Latin American History, 2010.
M.A., Vanderbilt University, History, 2007.
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Surgery, 2002.
M.D., CES University, Medellín, Colombia, Medicine, 1994.

Departments: Department of History (departmental profile here).

About & Publications:

Pablo F. Gómez, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, and Department of History

My work examines the history of health and corporeality in the early modern world with a particular focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, the African diaspora and, more generally, the Iberian and Black Atlantic Worlds. My book, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017), explores belief making and the creation of evidence around the human body and the natural world in the early modern Caribbean. I am currently working on a history of the quantifiable body and the development of novel ideas about risk, labor, and disease that appeared in Atlantic slave markets during the seventeenth century. I am also actively involved in projects of digital archival preservation in Colombia, Cuba, and Brazil.