Gideon Manning is a historian of medicine. His research focuses primarily on the history and philosophy of medical and scientific ideas and practices, with particular emphasis on changing conceptions of human and animal bodies, life, death, health, explanation, and nature as well as the rise of experimentation and mechanism as they relate to these concepts. He is similarly interested in historiographical questions and the long reception of the so-called "scientific revolution," especially in recent medicine, philosophy, and popular culture. In 2013, he was the recipient of a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation which supported his study of preclinical and clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Before joining Cedars-Sinai in 2021, Professor Manning served on the Faculty at the College of William and Mary, the California Institute of Technology, and Claremont Graduate University. His areas of specialization span the history of medicine and the life sciences, philosophy of science and medicine, medical humanities, and contemporary bioethics.
- PhD: University of Chicago
- AB, magna cum laude: Harvard College