Human and Organizational Development
Jan. 13, 2021—Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, to co-create original songs.
Velma McBride Murry’s pathbreaking family intervention work recognized with National Academy of Medicine election
Nov. 4, 2020—Velma McBride Murry, University Professor of Health Policy and Human & Organizational Development, receives one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Jun. 10, 2020—Addiction thrives in isolation, so sheltering in place and social distancing during COVID-19 can be challenging for people in recovery as well as for those who are susceptible to substance misuse, says Andrew Finch, an addiction expert and Vanderbilt Peabody College professor.
May. 20, 2020—Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor at Vanderbilt Peabody College, partnered with the American Psychological Association to compile resources to help people with disabilities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
May. 18, 2020—One program worked much better than the rest: a long-term rental subsidy that held families’ housing costs to 30 percent of their income.
Apr. 27, 2020—A unique Vanderbilt University class has ended the year on a high note by distributing $77,000 in donations to Nashville nonprofits and relief efforts related to the March 3 tornadoes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Homelessness will worsen due to COVID-19 outbreak, but there are solutions, Vanderbilt researcher says
Apr. 23, 2020—Human and Organizational Development Professor Marybeth Shinn outlines the solution to the homelessness epidemic in her new book, "In the Midst of Plenty: Homelessness and What to Do About It."
Jan. 8, 2020—Seven professors from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are on the 2020 list, as well as one from the College of Arts and Science.
Dec. 19, 2019—The goal of the study is to create a multi-year data set that allows teachers, youth workers, researchers and policymakers to promote safety and well-being for Nashville’s young people.
Nov. 12, 2019—HOD major Porter Geer wanted to be pushed out of her comfort zone, so she applied for an immersion experience at a Nashville start-up that specializes in using blockchain technology in health care.
Sep. 9, 2019—Human and organizational development major William Hall is taking his music dreams to the next level with a capstone immersion experience at Nashville's acclaimed Blackbird Music Studio.
Aug. 26, 2019—Velma McBride Murry, who holds the Lois Autrey Betts Chair in Education and Human Development, has been named University Professor of Human and Organizational Development and University Professor of Health Policy.