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Jonathan Metzl

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

Jun. 25, 2020—Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Metzl’s ‘Dying of Whiteness’ honored with RFK Book Award

Jun. 23, 2020—“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland” by Professor Jonathan Metzl has been awarded the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

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Vanderbilt researcher finds COVID-19 pandemic shapes opportunities for radical change to the U.S. health care system

Jun. 4, 2020—A new article from Jonathan Metzl details how COVID-19 has dramatically revealed the ways that institutionalized inequality and structural racism shape health, and provides recommendations for radical change to the U.S. health care system.

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Virtual Gatherings: Zoom coffee hours help MHS students and faculty stay connected, consider current events

Apr. 9, 2020—Medicine, Health and Society's virtual Thursday coffee hours leverages the center’s academic focus on the social aspects of illness and health to help students process the impact of COVID-19 on the wider world—and to blow off steam with a short dance break, too.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, World Health Organization bring global project to improve health care through social science to Vanderbilt

Feb. 7, 2020—A $600,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  will fund a three-year project with the World Health Organization, led by anthropology professor Ted Fischer, to develop a new model for health care that incorporates the consideration of cultural attitudes and practices that affect health in the United States.

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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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Dying of Whiteness: How the politics of racial resentment is killing America’s heartland

Oct. 30, 2019—On the night of Nov. 21, 2014, Becca Campbell, a 26-year-old woman from Florissant, Missouri, died of whiteness.

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Meet Vanderbilt authors at the Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and alumni will be part of this weekend’s free Southern Festival of Books downtown at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library.

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Recent Books, Summer 2019

Aug. 23, 2019—Everybody’s Doin’ It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York, 1840-1917 (2019, W.W. Norton) by Dale Cockrell, professor of musicology, emeritus Everybody’s Doin’ It is the eye-opening story of popular music’s 70-year rise in the brothels, dance halls and dives of New York City. It traces the birth of popular music, including ragtime and jazz,...

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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health

Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.

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The health consequences of backlash politics

Mar. 4, 2019—Public policies rooted in racial resentment can carry grave consequences for health and well-being, according to new research by Vanderbilt psychiatrist and sociologist Jonathan Metzl.

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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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