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
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
MHS Director Jonathan Metzl’s and Professor Kenneth MacLeish’s Research featured in The New York Times
Research News @ Vanderbilt Highlights MHS Director Jonathan Metzl and Professor Ken MacLeish’s Analysis of Mental Illness and Gun Violence
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
February 24, 2015Design Researcher Sara Hendren Headlines MHS Hot Topics, Investigating Normal: Art, Design, and Adaptive Technologies
October 8, 2014MHS Professor Derek Griffith is Keynote Speaker at the CERC 7th Annual Health Disparities Institute