Professor Tara McKay spends evening with Branscomb residents

Professor McKay spent an evening with residents of Branscomb as part of an initiative to encourage students and faculty to get to know each other outside of the classroom.

MHS Professor Odie Lindsey interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books

Professor Lindsey is interviewed on his military background, his interactions with the South, and how those have impacted his past works and his most recent work We Come to Our Senses.

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.

Professor Muse was also joined by a student who lost his brother in suicide.  In honor of Suicide Awareness Week and Month, Active Minds hosts a speakout/panel event between intellectuals in the field and students who have been affected by suicide. Each year, 1,100 college students commit suicide and we aim to enlighten Vanderbilt students about the statistics so the community can be stronger, healthier, and know how to act in situations with suicidal friends and peers when they arise.

MHS Professor Laura Stark publishes an essay in The New England Journal of Medicine

Stark has also recently published an essay “The Unintended Ethics of Henry K. Beecher” in the medical journal, The Lancet.

MHS Professor Jonathan Metzl joins President of the American Public Health Association Camara Jones in a dialogue about Racism and Health in the South.

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 3pm. Clary Theater, Student Success Center Georgia Institute of Technology.

This public dialogue brings together two world-leading experts on the impact of racism in the South. The conversation will explore the issues of racism and health in the U.S. South. For more information click here:


October 28, 2016

MHS Professor Aimi Hamraie’s Mapping Access Project will be highlighted at a plenary session of the Residential College Association conference on October 28.

October 5-6, 2016

MHS Professor Aimi Hamraie delivers a public lecture and workshop at Ohio State University, Access-Knowledge: Disability, Universal Design, and the Politics of Knowing-Making

September 30, 2016

Professor Sonya Pritzker from the University of Alabama on “Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange: A Semiotic Tug-of-War in the Chinese Medical Psychology of Dr. Song Yujin”

September 28, 2016

MHS 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, 2016

Join us for the first MHS research colloquium of Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 20th 1:00-2:00pm, 300 Calhoun Hall, MHS conference room

Professor of Sociology David Hess and Rachel McKane will join us to share their ongoing individual and collaborative work. They will review health-and-environment connections in the environmental sociology program courses and various health-related research projects (air quality and urban buses, CAM cancer therapies, nanotechnology regulation, and microwaves and health).  David will also discuss the health-environment connections in his new book Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions. There is no pre-circulated text for this meeting.