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: November 23, 2015
Published: November 02, 2015
In the News
MHS Director Jonathan Metzl and MHS Professor Ken MacLeish cited in the NY Times article on the racial politics of guns
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
December 1, 2015Odie Lindsey, MHS, to speak about Fiction and Bodies in the U.S. South for the MHS Research Colloquium
March 17-18, 2016Health and the South Conference MHS/Wake Politics of Health
March 30, 2016MHS Professor Laura Stark speaks at “The Life of the Clinic: A Shadow History of Human Experiment” at Cleveland State University