medicine health and society
Words in Common: Mother-daughter duo and writers-in-residence Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams share a deep creative calling
Oct. 2, 2020—Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams are both writers-in-residence at Vanderbilt—Randall in the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and Williams in the Department of Medicine, Health and Society. And neither is afraid to shine a light on complicated questions around race.
Sep. 11, 2020—Derek Griffith, professor of medicine, health and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health, takes an intersectional approach to researching the impacts of COVID-19, advocating for a more nuanced understanding of identity’s role in determining risk to enhance policy reforms toward greater health equity.
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.
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.
May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus.
Apr. 30, 2020—From Rosa Parks to the Freedom Riders, buses have been a potent symbol of change in Dara Johnson’s hometown, and she’s working to become the next person to deliver transformation through transportation—in the form of a mobile dental clinic.
Apr. 15, 2020—The Center for Medicine, Health and Society’s virtual coffee hour series continues Thursday, April 16, at noon CST (1 p.m. EST). This week’s topic is “Doing Politics in a Pandemic.”
Apr. 13, 2020—Transgender adults experience considerably greater economic hardship and worse health than cisgender adults, according to the first study to document the socioeconomic struggles of this population in the United States.
Apr. 10, 2020—Jamie Pope, registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor of practice in Medicine, Health and Society, offers four tips for maintaining proper nutrition while balancing the stress of self-quarantine.
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.
Jan. 16, 2020—For young patients, therapy works best when they are encouraged to become co-experts in the search for answers, according to findings from a study in Brazil co-authored by Dominique Béhague.