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.
The opening comments to the Politics of Health in the U.S. South, March 17, 2016.
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: September 23, 2016
Published: September 19, 2016
In the News
MHS Professor Courtney Muse joins the Director of the Psychological and Counseling Center Dr. Cathy Fuchs on a panel to talk about mental illness and suicide among college students.
MHS Professor Jonathan Metzl joins President of the American Public Health Association Camara Jones in a dialogue about Racism and Health in the South.
MHS Professor Dominique Behague joins experts to discuss culture and mental health on the BBC series, “Borders of Sanity”
September 28, 2016MHS Professors Marino Bruce and Hector Myers serve as panelists for a lecture by Dr. Brian Williams, “A Prescription for Healing a Nation: Lessons Learned from the Dallas Texas Tragedy”
September 20, 2016Join us for the first MHS research colloquium of Fall 2016
September 15, 2016Please join us to celebrate the publication of MHS Professor Odie Lindsey’s new book We Come to Our Senses.