Dr. Brosco completed an M.D. and a Ph.D. in the history of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as chief resident after training in pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and he is board-certified in Pediatrics and in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He completed his tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar in 2003, and he continues to teach and practice both general pediatrics and developmental pediatrics. He is responsible for directing both medical student and pediatric resident education regarding ethics and professionalism at the University of Miami/Jackson Health Systems.
Dr. Brosco’s research includes an analysis of the history of health care for children in early 20th century Philadelphia, the historical epidemiology of intellectual disability, and the history of newborn screening in the US. With Diane Paul, he is co-author of The PKU Paradox: A Short History of a Genetic Disease (Johns Hopkins Press, 2013). His current work integrates history, ethics, and clinical practice to forge systems-level approaches to improving child health, especially regarding large-scale screening programs.