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.
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
Published: October 06, 2015
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Published: August 19, 2015
In the News
MHS Professor Ken MacLeish discusses how anthropology contributes to understanding war, veteran experience, and everyday life in the US military on Veteran’s Impact Radio Show
October 12, 2015Hot Topics: Catherine Mills, “Biopolitics and Freedom: Prenatal Testing and the Apparatus of Choice”
October 13, 2015Hot Topics: Martyn Pickersgill, “American Psychiatry, British Psychology, and International Bodies”
October 13, 2015MHS 4+1 Program information session