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Adam Biggs

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: History and African American Studies
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7035
Office: Founders Hall 115
Office Hours: On leave, 2022 - 2023
Resources: Select Publications:

“Should a Healthcare System Facilitate Racially Concordant Care for Black Patients?” Coauthored with Lauren Taylor, Osaze Udeagbala, Helen-Maria Lekas, and Keisha Ray in *Pediatrics* 3 Sep 2021.

“44 Years after the Civil War, Our City Erected a Monument: Understanding Those Decades Is Crucial in Today’s Debate” Guest column in *The Lancaster News* on Lancaster’s rebel monument downtown, 18 July 2020.

“Desegregating Harlem Hospital: A Centennial” New York Academy of Medicine’s *Book, Health, and History* blog, August 2019.


Adam Biggs is a historian of race, medicine, and civil rights and serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at USCL. He teaches courses in African American history and culture, US history, civil rights activism, and the history of medicine. His research explores the desegregation of Harlem Hospital and the efforts of African American physicians to use professional medicine as a tool to advocate for racial justice in the early-twentieth century. Dr. Biggs also directs the *Desegregating Lancaster Oral History Project,* which collects stories about African American experiences with desegregation in Lancaster. He is on leave for the 2022-23 school year as a postdoctoral associate in the Scarlet and Black Research Center at Rutgers University.