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Miles Wilkinson

Miles Wilkinson, PhD

Sessional Instructor

History

Abbotsford campus

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Biography

Miles Wilkinson is a sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley, where he teaches US history, environmental history, and the history of medicine. His research is interdisciplinary, with a focus on medical and legal policy, as well as the intersections between medicine and law. Miles holds a PhD in History from the University of Oregon where his dissertation (Creating Confidentiality: Physician‑Patient Privilege and Medical Confidentiality in the United States, 1776‑1975) examined issues of medical confidentiality, surveillance, and privacy.

Education

  • PhD. History, University of Oregon

Teaching Interests

  • US History
  • African American History
  • History of Medicine
  • Legal History
  • Environmental History

Presentations

Panels Organized

  •  “Medical Ethics in the Courtroom,” American Association of the History of Medicine, Minneapolis 2016

Papers Presented

  • “Privacy and Physician-Patient Privilege,” Practices of Privacy Symposium, University of Copenhagen Center for Privacy Studies, Online 2020
  • “Creating Confidentiality: The Origins of Physician-Patient Privilege in the United States,” Law and Society Association, Toronto 2018
  • “Codification and the Origins of Physician-Patient Privilege,” American Association of the History of Medicine, Minneapolis 2016
  • “Codification and the Origins of Physician-Patient Privilege,” Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science, Las Vegas 2016
  • “Creating A Precedent: Medical Confidentiality and the Duchess of Kingston’s Case,” University of Oregon Graduate Student Conference, Eugene 2014

Publications

  • “Codification and the Origins of Physician-Patient Privilege,” Journal of Policy History, 2020

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