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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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Medicine, Health and Society Virtual Coffee Hour: ‘Politics in a Pandemic’ April 16

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.”

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Nutrition professor shares four tips for healthy eating while sheltering at home

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.

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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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What happens when Western psychiatry goes global?

Mar. 6, 2017—A March conference at Vanderbilt about "The Global Psyche" will feature two keynote speeches open to the public

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