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: August 19, 2015
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Published: December 18, 2014
In the News
MHS Chair Jonathan Metzl: Theater shooting in Antioch raises concerns that public shootings could become more common under guns-in-parks law
Renée Martin-Willett, a 2015 Master of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society graduate, awarded Graduate Certificate in Global Health by Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH)
September 10, 2015MHS director Jonathan Metzl speaks to the Vanderbilt Alumni Association in Memphis
August 25, 2015MHS 4+1 MA program orientation
August 25, 2015MHS Student Advisory Board (SAB) coffee hour