Dr. Lori Woods is an Associate Professor of History and teaches the history of medicine as well as other courses related to the history of public health. She received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto in 2007, and has been teaching at Saint Francis University since 2008. Her research interests include the history of women's health, women's medical knowledge and practice, and epidemics and public health responses. She is a contributing co-editor of a collection of essays, Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd, which explores the history of women and gender in pre-modern Europe from legal, medical and economic perspectives. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript which examines the Franciscan involvement in medicine and public healthcare in pre-modern Spain.
Lori Woods’ research focuses on the history of hospitals and the development of civic religious culture in late medieval Valencia (Spain). She has presented her research at international conferences and institutions. She is currently working on an article-length study of a repentant asylum in Valencia, and also a book project that examines the impact of plague on hospital formation and the development of civic religious culture in late medieval Spain.
Read about Dr. Wood's experience with Saint Francis University study abroad students in Ambialet, France, during the Fall 2010 semester at Dr. Wood's Fall 2010 Study Abroad Blog
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