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(615) 343-0916
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Health and mental health
  • Race, ethnicity
  • Social movements, politics, and power
  • Gender and sexuality
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(615) 322-0856
503 Wilson Hall
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • Health of African-Americans
  • Psychosocial Factors
  • Stress and Coping
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(615) 322-0919
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Psychiatry, reproductive health and the politics of global health research
  • Ethnography of Brazil and the anthropology of health and biomedicine
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(615) 322-0648
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Men’s health
  • Social determinants of health disparities
  • Mixed methods
  • Community-based participatory research
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(615) 343-0771
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Demography
  • Disability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Public Finance
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(615) 322-0856
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Critical disability studies
  • Feminist science studies
  • History and philosophy of science and medicine
  • Architectural and design studies
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(615) 322-0792
300 Calhoun Hall
  • The US military and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Military medicine and mental health
  • Violence and everyday life
  • Embodiment, affect, and trauma
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(615) 322-1764
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Sociology of mental health and illness
  • Illness identities in social movement mobilization
  • Social psychology and gender
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
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(615) 343-0916
300 Calhoun Hall
  • Standardization of medicine
  • Role of epidemiological evidence in medical decision-making
  • Regulation and ethics of research
  • HIV/AIDS
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(615) 322-1731
220 Garland Hall
  • Social Networks/Integration/Capital/Support
  • Marriage and Family
  • Medical Sociology
  • Stratification (Gender, Race, and Class)
  • Life Course and Aging
  • Chinese Society
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(615) 322-1731
300 Calhoun Hall
  • History of ethics
  • Bureaucracy in everyday practice
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(615) 322-1731
300 Calhoun Hall
  • American Literature
  • Cultural Studies of Science and Medicine
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Feminist Studies
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(615) 343-5373
011 Garland Hall
Lab: 518 Light Hall
  • Epigenetics
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Biomarkers of stress and disadvantage
  • Racial disparities in complex disease
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(615) 322-2874
301 Wilson Hall
  • Demography
  • Disability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Public Finance
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    JOINT APPOINTED FACULTY

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    • Families
    • Illness behavior/psychosomatic disorder
    • Pain
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Stress and coping
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    • Race and Racism
    • Social Psychology
    • Mental Health
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Survey Design
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    • Medical Sociology
    • Racial/Ethnic and Gender Relations
    • Life Course and Aging
    • Stratification
    • Quantitative Methods
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    • Modern American cultural and intellectual history
    • The history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge
    • The history of the public sphere
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    • Dermatology
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    • Explores how cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience can illuminate critical issues in law
    • Examines the role of emotion in judging
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    • Evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness
    • Combines research translation and policy, including the role of stakeholders in CER, with the use of large databases and conduct of systematic reviews
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    • Impact of racism on family functioning
    • External stressors and protective factors on African American families
    • Studies of African American families and youth.
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    • U.S. African American Literature and Popular Music
    • Caribbean Literature and Popular Music
    • Using Life Narratives in Aging Research and Translation
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    • Correctional Populations
    • Mortality
    • Mathematical Demography
    • Statistics
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    • Impact of narratives on patient care and health outcomes
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    • History of modern France
    • History of medicine, public health, and public assistance
    • European cultural history in the 18th and 19th centuries
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    • History of Medicine (17th-18th centuries)
    • Medicine and Literature
    • Narrative Medicine
    • French Cultural Studies

    AFFILIATED FACULTY

    Anthropology
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    • Medical anthropology
    • Anthropology of the body
    • Cannibalism
    • Death and mourning
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    • Psychological anthropology
    • Gender roles and sexuality
    • Peace and aggression
    • Psychoanalysis and culture
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    • Cognitive anthropology
    • Culture and cognition
    • Children’s acquisition of cultural knowledge
    • Cultural change
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    • Bioarchaeology
    • Paleopathology
    • Violence-related trauma
    • Ritual uses of the human body and body parts
    • Imperialism
    Biological Sciences
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    • Mosquito immunology and physiology
    • Host-parasite interactions
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    • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Biological Clocks
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    • Comprehensive study of olfaction and olfactory-based behaviors in malaria and other disease vector mosquitoes
    Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
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    • Searle Systems Biology and Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Experience
    Chemistry
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    • Design, synthesis and characterization of organic templates capable of mediating the growth of biological important biominera
    Economics
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    • Labor and economic developmen
    English
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    • Victorian literature
    • Genetics and literature
    • Digital technology and online narratives
    • Contemporary fiction
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    • Creative Writing: Poetry
    • 19th & 20th Century American Poetry
    • Women’s Poetry
    • Psychoanalysis and Poetry
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    • Victorian literature and culture
    • Gender studies
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    • Literature and medicine
    • Constructions of the body
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    • U.S. African American Literature and Popular Music
    • Caribbean Literature and Popular Music
    • Using Life Narratives in Aging Research and Translation
    Ethnomusicology
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    • Medical ethnomusicologist specializing in music and medicine in sub-Saharan Africa
    German
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    • Goethe and the life sciences
    • Poet doctors
    • Mental and physical health in literature
    • Genetics and Guenter Grass
    History
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    • History of the social and ethical implications of technological change
    • 20th-century European history
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    • Gender and sexuality
    • France
    • Early modern Europe
    • Visual and popular culture
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    • 19th & 20th century American history and African American history labor
    • Religion
    • U. S. civil rights movement
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    • Modern American cultural and intellectual history
    • The history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge
    • The history of the public sphere
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    • History of colonial Latin America
    • Atlantic World
    • Afro-circum-Caribbean borderlands
    • Comparative slave systems
    • Women and gender in colonial Latin America
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    • History of psychiatry and psychoanalysis
    • History of the human sciences
    • Women and gender
    • 20th-century US cultural and intellectual history
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    • History of Qing and 20-century China
    • History of medicine and science
    • Women and gender
    • 19th and 20th century social and cultural history
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    • History of science and medicine
    • History of disease
    • Gender and sexuality
    • Culture and the body
    Human and Organizational Development (Peabody College)
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    • Career development over the life span and issues of cultural competency for health care organizations
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    • Community health and human issues
    Philosophy
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    • Metaphysics
    • Ethics
    • Islamic and Jewish Philosophy
    • Political Philosophy
    • Medieval Philosophy
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    • Metaphysics
    • Philosophy of mind
    • Political philosophy
    • Ethics
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    • Applied medical ethics, especially the patient-physician relationship
    Psychology
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    • Physiological and behavioral adaptions to stress and factors contributing to development of hypertension

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    • Mechanisms of memory retrieval
    • Spatial memory
    • Text comprehension

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    • Nutrition and behavior in chronic disease
    • Health disparities
    Psychology and Human Development (Peabody College)
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    • Processes of coping and self-regulation in response to stress and adversity in children, adolescents, and adults
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    • Parental involvement in children’s and adolescents’ education and the influence of family engagement on student learning outcomes.
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    • Socialization messages Black parents transmit to their children about race
    • Racial identity development
    • The process of parent-child communication about health
    • Coping mechanisms used by children with a chronic illness
    Religious Studies
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    Sociology
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    • Race and Racism
    • Social Psychology
    • Mental Health
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Survey Design
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    • Medical Sociology
    • Racial/Ethnic and Gender Relations
    • Life Course and Aging
    • Stratification
    • Quantitative Methods
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    • Gender Inequality
    • Occupations and Professions
    • Social Networks
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    • Gender, Sex & Sexuality
    • Health and Medicine,
    • Aging and the Life Course,
    • Qualitative Methods
    • Mass Media and Journalism
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    • Social Psychology
    • Physical and Mental Health
    • Family
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Statistics
    • Quantitative Methods
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    • International Migration between Mexico and the U.S.
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Immigrants in the U.S. Economy
    • Ethnic and Gender Stratification
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    • Mental Health/Substance Use Problems
    • Psychiatric Epidemiology
    Spanish
    Lorraine Catanzaro

    Sr. Lecturer and Pre-Major Advisor
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    • Spanish and Portuguese
    • Spanish for the Medical Professions
    Benigno Trigo

    Professor
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    • 19th-Century Spanish American Literature
    • Literary Theory
    • Modernism, and Psychoanalysis
    VANDERBILT DIVINITY SCHOOL
    Victor Anderson

    Oberlin Theological School Chair; Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies
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    VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL
    James Blumstein

    University Professor of Constitutional Law & Health Law & Policy; Director, Vanderbilt Health Policy Center
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    • Health law and public policy
    • Constitutional law
    Joni Hersch

    Professor of Law and Economics
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    • Labor Economics
    • Discrimination
    • Law and Economics
    Terry Maroney

    Associate Professor of Law; Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society
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    • Explores how cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience can illuminate critical issues in law
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    W. Kip Viscusi

    University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management
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    • Tort reform
    • Risk and insurance
    • Law and economics
    OWEN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
    Bart Victor

    Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership
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    • Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Communications
    • Organization Studies
    Timothy Vogus

    Assistant Professor of Management
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    • Organization Studies
    • Health Care

    VANDERBILT SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE AND NURSING

    Medicine
    Carolyn Audet

    Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine
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    • Understanding health seeking behavior and traditional treatment practices in resource limited settings
    Mark Bliton

    Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor
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    Frank Boehm

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    Kyle Brothers

    Instructor, Pediatrics; Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
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    • Pediatric Clinical Ethics
    • Primary Care Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Weight Management
    • Acute Care Pediatrics
    Larry Churchill

    Professor of Medicine; Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair of Medical Ethics; Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
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    Ellen Wright Clayton

    Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Law; Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics M.D., Harvard Medical School;
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    • Intersection of law, medicine and public health
    Richard T. D’Aquila

    Associate Professor
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    • HIV
    • Antiretroviral resistance
    • Latent reservoir of HIV
    • Human genetics
    Joseph Fanning

    Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
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    • Understanding the connections between clinical ethics and the skills that promote strong clinician-patient relationships
    Douglas Heimburger

    Professor of Medicine
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    Elizabeth Heitman

    Associate Professor, Medicine, Anesthesiology; Religious Studies; Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
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    George C. Hill

    Associate Dean for Diversity in Medical Education M.D., New York University
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    • Pediatric Clinical Ethics
    • Primary Care Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Weight Management
    Pat Levitt

    Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
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    • Cortical development
    • Cell signaling
    • Schizophrenia, gene expression
    • Interneurons
    Chandra Osborn

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
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    • Health Disparities
    • Health Literacy & Numeracy
    • Diabetes
    • Medication Adherence
    • Behavior Change
    Russell Rothman

    Director, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research; Associate Professor of Medicine
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    • Health Services Research
    • Diabetes and Obesity Management and Prevention
    • Health Behavior
    • Health Communication
    John Tarpley

    Assistant Professor
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    • Mosquito immunology and physiology
    • Host-parasite interactions
    Sten Vermund

    Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Amos Christie Chair in Global Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • Epidemiology
    • HIV/AIDS
    • HPV
    • Global Health
    • International Health
    • Infectious Disease
    Lynn S. Walker

    Professor of Pediatrics
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    • Research Emphasis
    • Chronic pain in adolescents
    School of Nursing
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    • Monitoring and analyzing trends in employment and earnings, and the age composition of the nurse and physician workforces
    • Developing, testing and refining measures of nurse-sensitive quality of care
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    • Teaches medical, nursing and interdisciplinary groups of graduate students in community health, global health and caring for victims of violence
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    • Health promotion of African-Americans
    • Black racial identity
    • Genetics & Obesity
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    • Health disparities
    • Native American women’s health
    • Minority nursing students’ educational issues
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    • Community and home-based interventions to prevent or reduce known risks associated with preterm births, at-risk parenting, and a rapid repeat pregnancy
    • Family-centered systems of care for high-risk families
    • Maternal psychosocial predictors of abusive or at-risk parenting.
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    • Quality improvement and program evaluation
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    • Women’s health
    • Cognitive-behavioral interventions in adolescent surgery patients
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    • Psychometric measurement
    • Perceived control of health; health locus of control; perceived competence
    • Adaptation to chronic illness
    • Health literacy and numeracy; public health literacy

    Tennessee Department of Health

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