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
Our Brains, Ourselves? Neuroscience, Neuropolitics and Technologies of the Neurobiological Self
Panel Discussion on Science and Health at the 2013 Harlem Book Fair
"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
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.
MHS Director Jonathan Metzl and NYU Professor Helena Hansen Publish an Article on Structural Competency in Social Science and Medicine
Focus on Research
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In the News
Laura Stark discusses Johns Hopkins lawsuit in Baltimore Sun news, “Reforms aim to make medical research safer for subjects”
MHS Director Jonathan Metzl Analyzes the Chapel Hill Shooting in His Article,“NC Shooting: When a parking dispute is also crime of hate”
April 16-17, 2015Gender, Health, and the South 2015 Symposium
March 12, 2015MHS Professor Ken MacLeish Co-Hosts the Screening of the Documentary, Hell and Back Again, at the International Lens film series
February 17-20, 2015MHS hosts Workshop on Global Mental Health with support from Vanderbilt International Office, Research Scholars Lecture Series, and the Department of Psychiatry