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.
Jonathan Metzl: "The future of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society"
Focus on Research
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In the News
MHS Professor Derek Griffith awarded the Tom Bruce Award by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus (CBPH)
MHS graduate students, Renée Willett-Martin and Matthew Goldstein, accepted to the Vanderbilt Graduate Leadership Academy
MHS 4+1 and Undergraduate Students highlighted in the Tennessee Public Health Association’s Newsletter
Friday, September 27, 1PMFaculty lecture by MHS Professor Derek Griffith during Family Weekend, Masculinities and Men’s Health in the New Millennium
The Politics of Health Conference
October 3-4, Nashville, TennesseeVanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health & Society hosts “The Politics of Health,” a two-day conference that explores political exigencies of health in the US and around the world. The conference invites participants and attendees with a range of experiences, priorities, and backgrounds, to a conversation about the paradoxes and the promises of health. The conference is free and open to one-and-all.