Elizabeth Fenn

Elizabeth Fenn, Principal Investigator, Pox Americana

Principal investigator of the Pox Americana project, Elizabeth Fenn is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado. Fenn's field of study is the early American West, focusing on epidemic disease, Native American, and environmental history. Her 2001 book Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, unearthed the devastating effects of a terrible smallpox epidemic that coursed across the North American continent during the American Revolution.