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Jessica L. Adler

Jessica Adler is a Visiting Researcher at Tufts University, and is completing a book about the roots of the largest integrated health care system in the United States. Tentatively titled, The Burdens of War: Making the United States Veterans' Health System, it uncovers how access to publicly sponsored medical care was battled over and granted to a select group of citizens during the interwar years. It is under contract with The Johns Hopkins University Press. Adler has written articles for various newspapers, as well as scholarly publications including the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences and Reviews in History. She has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association, and been nominated for the Society of American Historians Allan Nevins Prize and Columbia University's Bancroft Award. Her research has been supported by the Institute for Political History, the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, and the U.S. Army Military History Institute. She earned her doctorate from Columbia University’s Department of History in 2013.