Publisher: Social Science & Medicine
Authors: Jonathan M. Metzl, JuLeigh Petty, Oluwatunmise V. Olowojoba
The inclusion of structural competency training in pre-health undergraduate programs may offer significant benefits to future healthcare professionals. This paper presents the results of a comparative study of an interdisciplinary pre-health curriculum based in structural competency with a traditional premedical curriculum.
Publisher: Fam Community Health
Authors: Derek M Griffith, PhD, Associate Professor, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, Marino A Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv, CRC, Roland J Thorpe, Jr., PhD, and Jonathan M Metzl, MD, PhD
In this paper we explore themes that cut across how 24-77 year old African American men define manhood and health. Utilizing a thematic approach, we analyzed data from nine focus groups (N=73). We found that manhood and health were relational constructs that are interrelated in men's minds and experiences.
Publisher: American Journal of Public Health
Authors: Jonathan M. Metzl MD, PhD, and Kenneth T. MacLeish PhD
Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that gun control “won’t prevent” another Newtown (Connecticut school mass shooting). Each of these statements is certainly true in particular instances.
Publisher: AMA Journal of Ethics
Authors: Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD and Dorothy E. Roberts, JD
Physicians in the United States have long been trained to assess race and ethnicity in the context of clinical interactions. Medical students learn to identify how their patients’ “demographic and cultural factors” influence their health behaviors . Interns and residents receive “cultural competency” training to help them communicate with persons of differing “ethnic” backgrounds .
Publisher: American Quarterly
Authors: Jonathan M. Metzl
Priscilla Wald's erudite retelling of the Henrietta Lacks story locates individual-level decisions about bodies and cells in the shifting terrain of politics, political economies, and notions of selfhood. Wald takes us on a sweeping tour of philosophical and economic …