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Parallels Between the Sugar and Tobacco Industries: A First Glimpse at Sugar Industry Documents

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the 75th Historia Medica Lecture, given by Cristin Kearns. Kearns has uncovered previously secret documents that shed new light on the sugar industry's activities. Join her to learn about what's inside the industry's filing cabinets.

Presented by Bernard Becker Medical Library and the Center for History Of Medicine.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Medicine & Health



Bernard Becker Medical Library
Event Contact

Laura Swofford | lswofford@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Cristin Kearns, is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. She is one of the first academics to rigorously study the influence of the sugar industry on health and health policy. She first saw the devastating effects of sugar as a dental director for clinics serving low-income populations and as a manager of dental operations at the Kaiser Permanente Dental Care Program. She has helped identify more than 300,000 pages of food industry-related documents now available online to researchers and the public as part of UCSF’s Food Industry Documents Archive library project. 

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