The Center for Medicine, Health and Society (MHS) is an innovative multidisciplinary center that studies the social and societal dimensions of health and illness. Our scholarship, teaching, and wide-ranging collaborative projects explore medicine and science in a wide array of cultural contexts, while at the same time fostering productive dialogue across disciplinary boundaries.
The opening comments to the Politics of Health in the U.S. South, March 17, 2016.
Defining racism in America.
MHS Professor Derek Griffith featured in Vanderbilt’s No Shame, No Blame: Secrets to Living Well video
What the Bland case says about stereotypes. The arrest and death of Sandra Bland has raised questions about the perception of black women in America. Danielle Moodie-Mills and Dr. Jonathan Metzl join to discuss.
Church shooter facing hate crime charges. Charleston church shooting suspect Dylan Roof will be arraigned on new federal hate crime charges. Jonathan Metzl and Vince Warren join to discuss.
Charleston attack was "an act of racial terror."
The politics of SC and race.
Focus on Research
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In the News
MHS Professor Derek Griffith speaks at the Eliminating Health Disparities Among Men and Boys: forum May 24, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
MHS Professor Laura Stark’s students interview David Grazian, the author of American Zoo for the New Books Network
Vanderbilt’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion features MHS Professor Aimi Hamraie’s research and Map-a-thon event
May 3, 2016MHS Professor Laura Stark gave the Annual Bodemer Lecture at the University of Washington Medical School
May 5, 2016MHS Professor Laura Stark gave the Annual Hudson Lecture at the University of Kansas Medical Center
MHS Professor Ken MacLeish speaks at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Anthropology and Office of Military and Veteran Affairs