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  • Call for Writers: Synapsis

    Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal invites new writers! Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, … Continued

  • Alumni Spotlight: Katie Huber, MA

    By Galilee Ambellu Katie Huber is a double Tar Heel, who currently works as a policy analyst at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. During her undergraduate career, Katie double majored in Interdisciplinary Studies and Anthropology. In an attempt to … Continued

  • Gargi Dixit on Asian American Mental Health Discussion

    By Gargi Dixit An Asian American Mental Health Discussion was held on February 16th, 2022, by the Asian American Center (AAC) at UNC-Chapel Hill. As Dr. Heidi Kim, the Director of the AAC, stated, the issue of mental health specific … Continued

  • Noelle Escobal on Emily Silverman’s Grand Rounds

    By Noelle Escobal Physician burnout is often described as the physical and emotional exhaustion that many healthcare providers experience due to the demanding, incremental increases in working hours as well as the overwhelming working environments. In fact, many physicians complain … Continued

Health Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Exploration

We are a group of researchers dedicated to linking the humanities and health sciences through student-centered research projects, innovative curricula, and public engagement. Our mission is to help prepare the next generation to think across disciplines, consult their values and passions, and tackle real-world problems to create meaningful social change.

Admissions for the English M.A. concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture are open every fall. In this interdisciplinary program, students can focus on Global Health; Medicine and the Arts; Constructions of Illness; Narrative Medicine; Race, Justice, and Health. Courses can be taken in departments across the university, including social medicine, occupational therapy, anthropology, and English. 

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