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.
MHS Director Jonathan Metzl discusses the science of politics on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show, March 24, 2012
"Race and Science" Special MHS student event with Professor Dorothy Roberts
Jonathan Metzl appears on a panel discussing the Trayvon Martin tragedy on MSNBC, March 24, 2012
The Politics of Health panel, October 14, 2011
Director Jonathan Metzl appears with Ira Glass on the Melissa-Harris Perry Show. Listen to Glass’ amazing 2-part TAL piece on guns at Harper High.
Director Jonathan Metzl and Bridgeport Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch join the Melissa-Harris Perry panel to discuss guns, race, and mental health.
Jonathan Metzl: "The future of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society"
Focus on Research
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May 9, 4pmMHS Class of 2013 Graduation Reception
The Politics of Health Conference
October 3-4, Nashville, TennesseeVanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health & Society hosts “The Politics of Health,” a two-day conference that explores political exigencies of health in the US and around the world. The conference invites participants and attendees with a range of experiences, priorities, and backgrounds, to a conversation about the paradoxes and the promises of health. The conference is free and open to one-and-all.