Paul V. Dutton is a historian of health and social policy. He is author of Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France (Cornell, 2007) and Origins Of The French Welfare State (Cambridge, 2002) as well as numerous articles. His op-ed pieces have appeared in The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times. Dr. Dutton has held research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Brookings Institution, and a Fulbright fellowship to France. Dr. Dutton earned his BA at the University of California, Santa Cruz, MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Dutton is Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France, Cornell University Press, hardcover 2007, paperback 2008.
Origins of the French Welfare State: The Struggle for Social Reform in France, 1914-1947, Cambridge University Press, 2002, paperback 2005.
Select refereed articles and book chapters
- “From Sanatoriums to Sun City: The Creation of ‘Active Retirement Living,’” Le Mouvement Social, forthcoming, 2017.
- “Vers un nouveau paradigme de la santé et de la sécurité au travail, ” in La Santé au travail ou le travail en question, eds Catherine Courtet and Michel Gollac, La Découverte, 2012.
- “La réforme de l’assurance maladie aux États-Unis et en France, 1993-2004,” Histoire et Sociétés, Revue Européenne d’Histoire Sociale, no. 11 (July 2004) 49-65.
- “La Médecine libérale rencontre le médecin syndicaliste,” Bulletin d’Histoire de la Sécurité Sociale,” 49 (January, 2004) 79-98
- “Healthcare in France and the United States: Learning From Each Other,” Brookings Institution Policy Brief, August 2002.
- “An Overlooked Source of Social Reform: Family Policy in French Agriculture, 1936-1945,” Journal of Modern History 72:2 (June 2000) 375-412.
- “French Versus German Approaches to Family Welfare in Lorraine, 1918-1940,” French History 13:4 (December 1999) 439-463.[/accordion]