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CORE FACULTY and STAFF

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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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(615) 343-9643
300 Calhoun Hall
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(615) 343-0916
300 Calhoun Hall

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
  • Examines the role of emotion in judging
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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