Daniel A. Rodriguez is the Manning Assistant Professor of History at Brown University. He received his PhD. from New York University in 2013. His work examines the social history of public health, medicine, and disease in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on early 20th century Cuba. His current book project, The Right to Live in Health: Medical Politics in Postcolonial Havana, looks at how struggles over disease and health shaped the lives of Havana's residents during the transition from colonial rule to independence. His work has appeared in Hispanic American Historical Review and Cuban Studies/Estudios Cubanos. His work has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson and Mellon Foundations, among others. His other teaching and research interests include the history of welfare and philanthropy in the Americas, environmental history, and the history of gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean.