Core Faculty

Jonathan M. Metzl

Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society

Director of Center for Medicine, Health, and Society

Professor of Psychiatry

Email
(615) 343-2504
315 Calhoun Hall
www.jonathanmetzl.com

  • Health and mental health
  • Race, ethnicity
  • Social movements, politics, and power
  • Gender and sexuality

Hector Myers

Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society; Professor of Psychology

Email
(615) 322-5881
503 Wilson Hall

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • Health of African-Americans
  • Psychosocial Factors
  • Stress and Coping

Dominique P. Béhague

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 322-0919
323 Calhoun Hall
On Leave 2018-19 AY

  • Psychiatry, reproductive health and the politics of global health research
  • Ethnography of Brazil and the anthropology of health and biomedicine

Derek M. Griffith

Director of the Center for Men’s Health

Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 322-0648
319 Calhoun Hall

  • Men’s health
  • Social determinants of health disparities
  • Mixed methods
  • Community-based participatory research

Martha W. Jones

Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 343-0771
302A Calhoun Hall

  • Demography
  • Disability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Public Finance

Laura Stark

Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society & History

Email
(615) 322-0699
113 Garland Hall
On Leave 2018-19 AY

  • History of ethics
  • Bureaucracy in everyday practice

Kenneth MacLeish

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 322-0792
325 Calhoun Hall

  • The US military and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Military medicine and mental health
  • Violence and everyday life
  • Embodiment, affect, and trauma

Aimi Hamraie

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 322-0856
327 Calhoun Hall

  • Critical disability studies
  • Feminist science studies
  • History and philosophy of science and medicine
  • Architectural and design studies

Tara McKay

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Affiliated Faculty in the Sociology Department

Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Affiliated Faculty in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Email
(615) 322-0718
300 Calhoun Hall
On Leave 2018-19 AY
www.taramckayphd.com

  • Medical sociology
  • Gender and sexualities
  • Global health
  • Health Policy

JuLeigh Petty

Director of Graduate Studies

Principal Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society

Assistant Director of Center for Medicine, Health, and Society

Email

(615) 343-0916
331 Calhoun Hall
  • Standardization of medicine
  • Role of epidemiological evidence in medical decision-making
  • Regulation and ethics of research
  • HIV/AIDS

Celina Callahan-Kapoor

Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
615-875-0289
220D Garland Hall

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • U.S./Mexico Borderlands
  • Chronic illness
  • Media

Odie Lindsey

Professor of the Practice of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
615) 343-0916
333 Calhoun Hall

  • War
  • Gender
  • Sexuality and the South
  • The role of the body in southern literature and culture

Courtney S. Peterson

Director of Advising

Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies for AY 2018-2019

Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 322-1764
329 Calhoun Hall

  • Sociology of mental health and illness
  • Illness identities in social movement mobilization
  • Social psychology and gender
  • Sexuality and sexual identity

Marino A. Bruce

Associate Director, Center for Research on Men’s Health

Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society

Email
(615) 343-1952
Center for Research on Men’s Health Vanderbilt University

 
  • Men’s Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Integrative Health
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Community Engaged Research

Lauren Gaydosh

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 343-7683
321 Calhoun Hall

  • Population health
  • Demography
  • Family sociology
  • Longitudinal research
  • Social policy

Kym Weed

Assistant Director of Graduate Studies

Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society

Email
(615) 343-1909
Garland Hall 113
https://kymweed.com/

  • Health Humanities
  • American Literature
  • History of Science and Medicine
  • Literature & Science

Lijun Song

Associate Professor of Sociology

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Asian Studies Program, and American Studies

Email
(615) 322-1731
220C Garland Hall

  • Social Networks
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Stratification
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