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What is the Center for Research on Men's Health?

We are a university-wide center in the U.S. that focuses on men's health and men's health disparities. Founded in the Spring of 2016, the Center seeks to improve men's health by understanding and addressing biological, psychological and social factors that influence men's health. We have particular expertise in the health of African American men, but we also do research on other men in the U.S. and across the globe. 

Our Vision

To create a research center that leads state, regional, national and global efforts to understand and address social and cultural determinants of men's health.

Creating Solutions for Men's Health

Men's health outcomes are more than the sum of biology and behavior. They are also the result of factors that influence behavior: gender, cultural, sociological and attitudinal. In a pioneering way, the Center for Research on Men's Health at Vanderbilt examines all of these factors to form a more holistic picture that benefits men, families, healthcare practitioners, service providers, academicians and policymakers.


Recent Publications

Isaac Warbrick, Denise Wilson & Derek Griffith       (2018)       Becoming active: more to exercise than weight loss for indigenous men,       Ethnicity & Health,  DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1456652

Cornish, E.K., Bergner, E.M., & Griffith, D.M. (2017). “They have said that I was slightly depressed but there are circumstances that bring that on”: How middle-aged and older African American men describe perceived stress and depression. Ethnicity & Disease, 27(4), 437-442.

Bruce, M.A., Wilder, T., Griffith, D.M., Beech, B.M., Norris, K.C. & Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2017). Cardiovascular disease among young African American Males. Ethnicity & Disease, 27(4), 363-366.

Bergner, E.M., Cornish, E.K., Horne, K. & Griffith, D.M.(2017). A qualitative meta-synthesis examining the role of women in African American men’s prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. Psycho-Oncology (First published: 23 November 2017).

Griffith, D.M., Cornish, E.K., Bruce, M.A., Bergner, E.M. & Beech, B. (2017). “Health is the ability to manage yourself without help”: How older African American men define health and successful aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (Published: 21 June 2017).

Moses, K.A., Heslop, D., Griffith, D.M., Holmes, A., Sherden, L., Wilkins, C.H. & Wallston, K.A. (2017). Development and Initial Testing of the FLOW: Instrument, a Novel Instrument to Assess Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men. Journal of Urology, 198(3), 657-662.

Bruce, M.A., Beech, B.M., Norris, K.C., Griffith, D.M., Sims, M.& Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2017). Sex, Obesity, and Blood Pressure among African American Adolescents: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study. American Journal of Hypertension, 30(9), 892-898.