Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University

Signatory: Dr. Jonathan Metzl, Director

Joined: November 2015

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Metzl, Director

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Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society contributes to undergraduate and graduate student research grants, courses and curricular offerings, including an undergraduate curricular track to Intersectionality and Scholarship on Women and Girls of Color.

MHS will also continued to host events with the Anna Julia Cooper Center. In March 2016, MHS and the AJC center co-hosted a conference in March titled, “The Politics of Health in the U.S. South.” In addition, the center offers five grants per year for teams of undergraduates from MHS who wish to do collaborative work in this area.

MHS is currently inviting applications for the position of Tenured Professor of MHS from outstanding candidates with expertise in the areas of intersectionality, inequality, and health/mental health.

“Equity is the pressing issue of our time, and all too often, women and girls of color are left out of the conversation. This partnership intersects in important ways with MHS’ new ‘structural competency’ initiative, which studies the structural underpinnings of stigma and inequality.”

Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society; Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; and Professor of Psychiatry