Cynthia Klestinec, Associate professor at Miami University, Ohio, focuses her research on the history of science and medicine, the history of anatomy and dissection, and conceptions and bodily practices related to health in the early modern period. In particular, she works with sources and archives in Venice, Italy, where she recently co-curated, with Dr. Gabriele Matino, an exhibition on Art, Medicine and Faith in the Age of Tintoretto at the Scuola grande di San Marco  (2018-2019).

Her current project uses the history of medical ethics in order to reconstruct the limits of medical intervention in early modern cases and the ways medical practitioners addressed ‘end of life’ and ‘quality of life’ concerns of their patients.