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Primary Faculty

Dominique P. Béhague
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Panka Bencsik
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and of Public Policy
Heidi Bludau
Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society
Jaime Bruce
Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society
Melinda Buntin
Distinguished University Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Celina Callahan-Kapoor
Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society
Kirsty A. Clark
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Marcus Dillender
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Gilbert Gonzales, PhD, MHA
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Aimi Hamraie
Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Martha Jones
Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Lucie Kalousová
Assistant 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
Tara McKay
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD
Director, Department of Medicine, Health, and Society
Hector Myers
Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, Emeritus
Courtney S. Peterson
Director of Undergraduate Advising
JuLeigh Petty
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
Katherine Wen
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and of Public Policy
Caroline Randall Williams
Writer-in-Residence of Medicine, Health, and Society

Secondary & Affiliated Faculty

FirstLastTitleAreas of StudyProfileEmailDepartmentSchool or College
BethConklinAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
Edward (Ted)FischerProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
NorbertRossAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
TiffinyTungAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailAnthropologyArts and Science
Julián F.HillyerAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailBiological SciencesArts and Science
Carl H.JohnsonStevenson ProfessorProfileEmailBiological SciencesArts and Science
Kevin T.SealeAssistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringSchool of Engineering
David W.WrightStevenson ProfessorProfileEmailChemistryArts and Science
VictorAndersonOberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society; Professor of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious StudiesProfileEmailChristian EthicsDivinity School
Ian CampbellAssistant ProfessorClinical Medicine
KathrynAndersonProfessorLabor and economic developmentProfileEmailEconomicsArts and Science
Christopher (Kitt)CarpenterProfessorProfileEmailEconomicsArts and Science
EbonyMcGeeAssistant ProfessorEducationPeabody College
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
IfeomaNwankwoAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailEnglishArts and Science
Nathalie D.PorterSenior LecturerProfileEmailFrench and ItalianArts and Science
HollyTuckerProfessorProfileEmailFrench and ItalianArts and Science
James F.BlumsteinProfessor 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 lawProfileEmailHealth Law and PolicyLaw
MelissaMcPheetersProfessorHealth PolicySchool of Medicine
AbelardoMoncayoAssociate ProfessorProfileEmailHealth PolicySchool of Medicine
SayehNikpayAssistant ProfessorHealth PolicySchool of Medicine
MuktarAliyuAssociate ProfessorHealth Policy and MedicineSchool of Medicine
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
Velma McBrideMurryProfessorHuman and Organizational DevelopmentPeabody College
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 College
Terry A. MaroneyProfessorLawLaw
JoniHerschProfessor of Law and Economics; Co-Director, Ph.D. Program in Law and EconomicsLabor Economics, Discrimination, Law and EconomicsProfileEmailLaw and EconomicsLaw
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 and EconomicsLaw
Timothy J.VogusAssociate ProfessorOrganization Studies, Health CareProfileEmailManagement and Organization StudiesOwen Graduate School of Management
DavidAronoffProfessorMedicineSchool of Medicine
Larry R.ChurchillProfessor of Medicine; Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair in Medical EthicsProfileEmailMedicineSchool of Medicine
Joseph BurtonFanningAssistant Professor of MedicineUnderstanding the connections between clinical ethics and the skills that promote strong clinician-patient relationshipsProfileEmailMedicineSchool of Medicine
Douglas C.HeimburgerAssociate Director for Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Professor of MedicineProfileEmailMedicineSchool of Medicine
CamelliaKoleyniEmailMedicineSchool 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 CommunicationProfileEmailMedicineSchool of Medicine
JamiePopeAssistant Professor of PracticeMedicine, Health, and SocietyArts and Science
CharlesCobbProfessorMolecular Physiology and Physics
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 careProfileEmailNursingSchool of Medicine
RolandaJohnsonAssistant Dean for Academics; Associate ProfessorHealth promotion of African-Americans, Black racial identity, Genetics & ObesityProfileEmailNursingSchool of Nursing
JanaLauderdaleAssistant Dean for Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Professor
Health disparities, Native American women’s health, Minority nursing students’ educational issuesProfileEmailNursingSchool 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.ProfileEmailNursingSchool of Nursing
Linda D.NormanValere Potter Menefee Professor in Nursing; Dean of Vanderbilt School of NursingQuality improvement and program evaluationProfileEmailNursingSchool of Nursing
LouiseRollins-SmithAssociate ProfessorNursingSchool of Nursing
KennethWallstonProfessor 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 literacyProfileEmailNursing and PsychologySchool of Nursing
Frank H.BoehmProfessor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological SciencesProfileEmailObstetrics and GynecologySchool of Medicine
BartVictorCal Turner Professor of Moral LeadershipEthics and Social Responsibility, Communications, Organization StudiesProfileEmailOrganization StudiesOwen Graduate School of Management
TroyMoonAssistant ProfessorPediatric Infectious Disease
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 healthProfileEmailPediatrics and LawSchool of Medicine
Lynn S.WalkerProfessor of Pediatrics; Director, Adolescent and Young Adult HealthResearch Emphasis, Chronic pain in adolescentsProfileEmailPediatrics and Psychology and Human Development School of Medicine
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
Cindy KamProfessorPolitical Science
Carolyn M.AudetAssistant Professor, Department of Health PolicyUnderstanding health seeking behavior and traditional treatment practices in resource limited settingsProfileEmailPreventative MedicineSchool of Medicine
Richard C.McCartyProfessorPhysiological and behavioral adaptions to stress and factors contributing to development of hypertensionProfileEmailPsychologyArts and Science
Timothy P.McNamaraProfessorMechanisms of memory retrieval, Spatial memory, Text comprehensionProfileEmailPsychologyArts and Science
Elisabeth H.SandbergSenior LecturerPsychologyArts and Science
David G.SchlundtAssociate ProfessorNutrition 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
PhillisSheppardE. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Director, James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements
Religion, Psychology, and CultureReligion, Psychology, and CultureDivinity School/Graduate Department of Religion
Laura M.CarpenterAssociate ProfessorGender, 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
David HessProfessorSociologyArts and Science
BiancaManagoAssistant ProfessorSociologyArts and Science
EvelynPattersonAssociate ProfessorSociologyArts and Science
LorraineCatanzaroSenior 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
ScottPearsonAssociate ProfessorSurgerySchool 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 interactionsProfileEmailSurgerySchool of Medicine