Pablo Gomez PhD, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Geography at Texas Christian University. Pablo works on the history of medicine and corporeality in the early modern African and Iberian Atlantic worlds. For the 2011-12 academic year Pablo is on leave on a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University working on his manuscript Imagining Atlantic Bodies: Health, Illness, and Death in the Early Modern African-Spanish Caribbean.  The book examines African ideas and practices related to bodies, health, illness, and death in the seventeenth century Spanish Caribbean. Pablo holds an MA and a PhD in History from Vanderbilt University. He earned his MD at the Universidad CES, and did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.  Pablo has been the recipient, among others, of an ACLS-Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, a John Carter Brown Library-Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellowship, two Major Project Grants from the British Library and the Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr. Prize for Best Graduate Paper from the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association. He has published several articles and chapters in edited volumes in the US and Germany and has a forthcoming article in the Journal for the Social History of Medicine.