Jessica L. Adler

Associate Professor


Office: SIPA II 309

Phone: 305-348-7968


Curriculum Vitae


Jessica L. Adler researches and teaches about health care, war and society, and incarceration in the United States. She is currently completing a book about the history of medical services in U.S. prisons. Additional ongoing research focuses on factors shaping contemporary health-related conditions in carceral facilities and late twentieth century transformations in the U.S. veterans’ health program. Her first book, Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), is about the World War I-era origins of the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Adler has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Health Affairs, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. She has collaboratively led community-based public history projects and written for news outlets, such as The Washington PostThe HillThe Miami Herald, and USA Today.

Adler's work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Library of Medicine, Friends of the Princeton University Library, the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Florida Humanities Council, the FIU Office of the Provost Humanities Research Initiative, the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, the Institute for Political History, and the U.S. Army Military History Institute.