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Special Father's Day Article for "The Conversation"

Dr. Derek Griffith and Dr. Elizabeth Stewart were asked to contribute an article to “The Conversation,” an independent news and research website with all content produced by academics, then edited by a team of former journalists.  Their article, which coincided with Father’s Day, was entitled “Fathers need to care for themselves as well as their kids—but often don’t.” 


Inequities and Innovative Solutions - Black Male Health

Dr. Derek Griffith was guest on the “Information is the Best Medicine” weekly radio broadcast June 15, 2019, on WURD Philadelphia.  The discussion centered on inequities related to and innovative solutions proposed for Black male health.  Click here to access a recording of the broadcast. 


 The Juggle is Real: Navigating Life In Your 40s

Dr. Derek Griffith joined host Tanzina Vega to record a special episode of the NPR program "The Takeaway."  The program, entitled "The Juggle Is Real: Navigating Life In Your 40s" aired May 25, 2019, and focused on mental and physical changes in men in their 40s.  Listen to the podcast here. 


The Nashville branch of the American Cancer Society spent a few minutes interviewing Dr. Derek M. Griffith about the work he is doing to fight cancer! 

Check out the video on their facebook page, American Cancer Society - Nashville, or click here.



Public Health Minute: Disparities in Men's Health - Dr. Derek Griffith

Public Health Minute is a one minute segment designed for public radio, interviewing experts in public health about their research to educate the public. Take a quick listen as Dr. Derek M. Griffith talks about Disparities in Men's Health.


Dr. Derek Griffith discusses the alarming state of Black men’s health

According to Derek Griffith, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Health & Society and the founder and director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University, Black men tend to focus and lend more importance to their roles as providers, fathers, spouses, and community members instead of refocusing on themselves and delving into behaviors that will keep them healthy longer. Dr. Griffith agrees that by flipping the script on the way Black men interact with medical providers, they can get a jump on many life-threatening diseases. Dr. Griffith spoke with  50BOLD  about the poor state of Black men’s health and even offers remedies on how to change some very detrimental behaviors.

Read the full interview here.


Celebrate Movember: Tips for Improving Men's Health

Article highlights: 

  • Staying trim, fit and healthy is never easy, but it is especially difficult this time of year.

  • As the weather turns colder and the holidays loom, millions of men might be lulled into a  lifestyle of too little activity  and an abundance of eating.

  • Unfortunately, such behavior can put their health at risk. More than 12 percent of men in the U.S. have health classified as “fair” or “poor,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The good news is that you don’t have to make dramatic changes to see big health benefits, says Derek Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Read the full article here to see some ways you can start to make changes!

5 Mistakes Men Make With Their Health

Article highlights:

  • Men are associated with many things:  Eating too much, cleaning too little and never asking for directions. 

  • Unfortunately, they are not as famous for taking care of their health“  

  • Often for men, our health and our bodies are afterthoughts,” says Derek Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

  • “Health is another one of those ‘use it or lose it’ things in life,” Griffith says. “If you don’t use your health to maintain your health, you will lose your health.”

Read the full article here!