The Reilly Center welcomes two postdoctoral scholars to the HHS Program.
Dr. Ijeoma Kola is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health, Humanities, and Society within the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. As a historian of science and medicine, her research focuses on race and health, the medical and social construction of disease, and Black health social movements. Her current project examines the history of race and asthma in nineteenth and twentieth century Black urban spaces. Dr. Kola’s scholarship has been supported by the National Science Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.
Dr. Katharine McCabe is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health, Humanities, and Society
within the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. She researches gender, race, and
sexuality, inequalities in reproductive health, and legal and institutional responses to substance
use and addiction. Katharine’s current research examines the intersection of medicine and law in
response to pregnant substance users. She also examines state policies on child welfare responses
to maternal substance use and regional reproductive healthcare responses to the opioid crisis.
Katharine’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been
published in The Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, The
Journal of Women’s Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Sex Roles.