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Derek Griffith

Vanderbilt scholars curate new insights about social contexts of health and well-being in recent journals

Jun. 15, 2020—A precision medicine approach to health disparities, the social contexts of caregiving, the global psyche and Indigenous perspectives on science are the topics of recent journal issues edited by Vanderbilt University faculty that touch on health and well-being.

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University launches Public Health Advisory Task Force in response to COVID-19

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Dec. 19, 2019—Read about recent faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Griffith, Bruce co-edit new reference texts on health equity

May. 1, 2019—Experts from Vanderbilt's Center for Research on Men's Health have authored two reference texts highlighting the unique health equity concerns among male populations, as well as the impact of racism in health care settings.

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Grant to develop method of measuring medical trust in African American men

Jul. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a new way to measure trust in African American men as it relates to health care.

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Report: Systemic discrimination worsens health outcomes for minority boys and men

Jun. 18, 2018—Boys and men of color or who identify as LGBTQI experience higher rates of trauma, substance use, depression and violence, and that worsens their overall health, according to a new report coauthored by Derek Griffith, who is part of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men.

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Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Jan. 23, 2018—Derek M. Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men's Health, has been selected for the newest fellows class of the American Association of Health Behavior.

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Heart disease incidence down for men in Tennessee

Jun. 14, 2017—There's good and bad news in the new Tennessee Men's Health Report Card.

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Center for Research on Men’s Health opens at Vanderbilt

Sep. 27, 2016—Work has begun at a new universitywide research center with a two-pronged mission to promote men's health and reduce health disparities.

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Congressional caucus briefed on health disparities among boys and men

May. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt professor Derek Griffith spoke at a recent Washington forum on the health of men and boys sponsored by two congressmen and the American Psychological Association.

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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Jun. 10, 2015—Scholars from across the country presented research insights on issues spanning the educational pipeline, from pre-K to Ph.D.

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Panel discussion on men’s health is Oct. 21

Oct. 1, 2014—All are welcome Oct. 21 to hear Vanderbilt faculty discuss "Men's Health and the Politics of Masculinity."

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