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Primary Faculty

Dominique P. Béhague
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Celina Callahan-Kapoor
Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society
Gilbert Gonzales
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Derek Griffith
Professor of Medicine, Health & Society
Aimi Hamraie
Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Martha Jones
Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Odie Lindsey
Writer-in-Residence of Medicine, Health, and Society
Kenneth MacLeish
Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and Anthropology
Tara McKay
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
Hector Myers
Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and Psychology
Courtney S. Peterson
Director of Undergraduate Advising
JuLeigh Petty
Director of Graduate Studies
Danielle Picard
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
Lijun Song
Associate Professor of Sociology, Medicine, Health, and Society, Asian Studies Program, and American Studies
Laura Stark
Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society & History
Caroline Randall Williams
Writer-in-Residence of Medicine, Health, and Society

Secondary & Affiliated Faculty

FirstLastTitle ProfileEmailDepartmentSchool or College
BethConklinAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
TedFischerProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
NorbertRossAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
TiffinyTungAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
Julián F.HillyerAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailBiological SciencesArts and Science
Carl H.JohnsonStevenson ProfessorProfileEmailBiological SciencesArts and Science
LaurenceZwiebelProfessorProfileEmailBiological SciencesArts and Science
David W.WrightStevenson ProfessorProfileEmailChemistryArts and Science
KathrynAndersonProfessor of EconomicsLabor and economic developmentProfileEmailEconomicsArts and Science
Christopher (Kitt)CarpenterProfessor of EconomicsProfileEmailEconomicsArts and Science
JayClaytonWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. ProfessorVictorian literature, Genetics and literature, Digital technology and online narratives, Contemporary fictionProfileEmailEnglishArts and Science
KateDanielsProfessor of English & Creative WritingCreative Writing: Poetry, 19th & 20th Century American Poetry, Women’s Poetry, Psychoanalysis and PoetryProfileEmailEnglishArts and Science
LeahMarcusEdwin Mims Professor of EnglishLiterature and medicine, Constructions of the bodyProfileEmailEnglishArts and Science
IfeomaNwamkwoAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailEnglishArts and Science
NathalieDieu-PorterPrincipal Senior LecturerProfileEmailFrench and ItalianArts and Science
HollyTuckerProfessorProfileEmailFrench and ItalianArts and Science
JohnMcCarthyProfessor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature, Professor of European StudiesGoethe and the life sciences, Poet doctors, Mental and physical health in literature, Genetics and Guenter GrassProfileEmailGermanArts and Science
MichaelBessProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
KatherineCrawfordProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
Dennis C.DickersonProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
SarahIgoAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
JaneLandersProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
RuthRogaskiAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
Arleen MarciaTuchmanProfessorProfileEmailHistoryArts and Science
SharonShieldsAssociate Dean for Professional Education, Office of the Dean; Professor of the Practice & Associate Dean, Dept. of Human & Organizational DevelopmentCommunity health and human issuesProfileEmailHuman and Organizational DevelopmentPeabody
Lenn E.GoodmanProfessor of Philosophy, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the HumanitiesMetaphysics, Ethics, Islamic and Jewish Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Medieval PhilosophyProfileEmailPhilosophyArts and Science
JohnLachsCentennial Professor of PhilosophyMetaphysics, Philosophy of mind, Political philosophy, EthicsProfileEmailPhilosophyArts and Science
Richard C.McCartyProfessor of PsychologyPhysiological and behavioral adaptions to stress and factors contributing to development of hypertensionProfileEmailPsychologyArts and Science
Timothy P.McNamaraProfessor of PsychologyMechanisms of memory retrieval, Spatial memory, Text comprehensionProfileEmailPsychologyArts and Science
David G.SchlundtAssociate Professor of PsychologyNutrition and behavior in chronic disease, Health disparitiesProfileEmailPsychologyArts and Science
BruceCompasPatricia and Rodes Hart Chair of Psychology and Human Development; Professor of Pediatrics; Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human DevelopmentProcesses of coping and self-regulation in response to stress and adversity in children, adolescents, and adultsProfileEmailPsychology and Human DevelopmentArts and Science
KathleenHoover-DempseyProfessor of Psychology & Human Development, EmeritaParental involvement in children’s and adolescents’ education and the influence of family engagement on student learning outcomesProfileEmailPsychology and Human DevelopmentArts and Science
Volney P.GayProfessor of Psychiatry,
Professor of Religious Studies,
Professor of Anthropology
ProfileEmailReligious StudiesArts and Science
Karen E.CampbellAssociate Professor of Sociology Emerita; Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Science; Affiliated Faculty, Women and Gender StudiesGender Inequality, Occupations and Professions, Social NetworksProfileEmailSociologyArts and Science
Laura M.CarpenterAssociate Professor of SociologyGender, Sex & Sexuality, Health and Medicine, Aging and the Life Course,Qualitative Methods, Mass Media and JournalismProfileEmailSociologyArts and Science
C. AndréChristie-MizellProfessor of Sociology;
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education,College of Arts and Science;
Health Policy Associate, Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College;
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Medicine, Health and Society
Social Psychology, Physical and Mental Health, Family, Race/Ethnicity, Statistics, Quantitative MethodsProfileEmailSociologyArts and Science
Katharine M.DonatoProfessor of Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, Political Science; Affiliated Faculty, Women and Gender StudiesInternational Migration between Mexico and the U.S., Social Determinants of Health, Immigrants in the U.S. Economy, Ethnic and Gender StratificationProfileEmailSociologyArts and Science
R. JayTurnerHarvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus; Affiliated Professor and Psychiatric Director, Center for Research on Health DisparitiesMental Health/Substance Use Problems, Psychiatric EpidemiologyProfileEmailSociologyArts and Science
LijunSongAssociate Professor of Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Asian Studies Program, and American StudiesSocial Networks, Medical Sociology, Social StratificationProfileEmailSociologyArts and Science
LoriCatanzaroSenior LecturerSpanish and Portuguese, Spanish for the Medical ProfessionsProfileEmailSpanish and PortugueseArts and Science
BenignoTrigoDepartment Chair; Professor of Spanish19th-Century Spanish American Literature, Literary Theory, Modernism, and PsychoanalysisProfileEmailSpanish and PortugueseArts and Science
VictorAndersonOberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society; Professor of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious StudiesProfileEmailDivinity
James F.BlumsteinUniversity Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy; Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management; Director, Vanderbilt Health Policy CenterHealth law and public policy, Constitutional lawProfileEmailLaw
JoniHerschProfessor of Law and Economics; Co-Director, Ph.D. Program in Law and EconomicsLabor Economics, Discrimination, Law and EconomicsProfileEmailLaw
W. KipViscusiUniversity Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management; Co-Director, Ph.D. Program in Law and EconomicsTort reform, Risk and insurance, Law and economicsProfileEmailLaw
BartVictorCal Turner Professor of Moral LeadershipEthics and Social Responsibility, Communications, Organization StudiesProfileEmailOwen Graduate School of Management
TimVogusAssociate Professor of ManagementOrganization Studies, Health CareProfileEmailOwen Graduate School of Management
Carolyn M.AudetAssistant Professor, Department of Health PolicyUnderstanding health seeking behavior and traditional treatment practices in resource limited settingsProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Melinda J.Beeuwkes BuntinProfessor and Chair, Department of Health PolicyHealth Economics, Health Care Spending, Medicare, Medicaid, Payment Reform, InsuranceProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Frank H.BoehmProfessor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological SciencesProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Peter I.BuerhausProfessor of Nursing, Montana State University College of Nursing; Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce StudiesMonitoring 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 careProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Larry R.ChurchillProfessor of Medicine; Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair in Medical EthicsProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Ellen W.ClaytonProfessor of Pediatrics; Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy; Professor of Law; Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics; Co-founder, Center for Biomedical Ethics and SocietyIntersection of law, medicine and public healthProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Joseph BurtonFanningAssistant Professor of MedicineUnderstanding the connections between clinical ethics and the skills that promote strong clinician-patient relationshipsProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Douglas C.HeimburgerAssociate Director for Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Professor of MedicineProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
ElizabethHeitmanAssociate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of AnesthesiologyProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
George C.HillProfessor, Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Levi Watkins, Jr. Professor in Medical Education; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs; Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Health AffairsPediatric Clinical Ethics, Primary Care Pediatrics, Pediatric Weight ManagementProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
ChandraOsbornAssistant ProfessorHealth Disparities, Health Literacy & Numeracy, Diabetes, Medication Adherence, Behavior ChangeProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
JacquelynPenningsResearch Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society; Core Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Musculoskeletal Research; Associate Director of Statistics for Center for Research on Men’s Health; Affiliated Faculty, Data Science Institute at VanderbiltProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Russell L.RothmanVice President for Population Health Research; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Health PolicyHealth Services Research, Diabetes and Obesity Management and Prevention, Health Behavior, Health CommunicationProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
John L.TarpleyProfessor of Surgery and Anesthesiology Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences; Program Director Emeritus, General Surgery ResidencyMosquito immunology and physiology, Host-parasite interactionsProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Sten H.VermundVice President for Global Health; Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Amos Christie Chair of Global Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics and GynecologyEpidemiology, HIV/AIDS, HPV, Global Health, International Health, Infectious DiseaseProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Lynn S.WalkerProfessor of Pediatrics; Director, Adolescent and Young Adult HealthResearch Emphasis, Chronic pain in adolescentsProfileEmailSchool of Medicine
Carol A.EtheringtonAssociate Director of Community Health Initiatives, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Associate Professor of Nursing EmeritaTeaches medical, nursing and interdisciplinary groups of graduate students in community health, global health and caring for victims of violenceProfileEmailSchool of Nursing
RolandaJohnsonAssistant Dean for Academics; Associate ProfessorHealth promotion of African-Americans, Black racial identity, Genetics & ObesityProfileEmailSchool of Nursing
JanaLauderdaleAssistant Dean for Office of Diversity & InclusionHealth disparities, Native American women’s health, Minority nursing students’ educational issuesProfileEmailSchool of Nursing
MelanieLutenbacherAssociate Professor of Nursing and Medicine (General Pediatrics)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.ProfileEmailSchool of Nursing
Linda D.NormanValere Potter Menefee Professor in Nursing; Dean of Vanderbilt School of NursingQuality improvement and program evaluationProfileEmailSchool of Nursing
KenWallstonProfessor of Psychology; Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University ProfessorPsychometric measurement, Perceived control of health; health locus of control; perceived competence, Adaptation to chronic illness, Health literacy and numeracy; public health literacyProfileEmailSchool of Nursing

Tennessee Department of Health
Abelardo C. Moncayo
Senior Epidemiologist and State Medical Entomologist; Director of the Vector-Borne Disease Section, Tennessee Department of Health; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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