Christy Ford Chapin, assistant professor in the history department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has written a blog post for the History News Network (HNN) on the historical roots of current U.S. health care debates. She addresses the topic as the author of Ensuring America's Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, June 2015). Professor Chapin also has written a longer discussion of her book and the history of U.S. health care on the blog, "The Plot: Politics Decoded."
Her research interests include political, economic, and business history with a focus on the history of capitalism. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, working on a project on the history of capitalism with Louis Galambos and Angus Burgin. Professor Chapin was a member of the Business History Conference's Doctoral Colloquium in 2009; as a graduate student at the University of Virginia she was also awarded a Miller Center for Public Affairs Fellowship and a John E.
Rovensky Fellowship in American Business and Economic History.