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  • Call for Applications: Health Humanities Journal Editorial Staff

    Applications are now open for the Health Humanities Journal editorial staff for the 2021-2022 academic year! If you are interested in literature, editing, narrative medicine, understanding the doctor/patient relationship, and more, we invite you to be a part of a … Continued

  • Mili Dave on Dr. Adimora’s “All Policy is Health Policy”

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has made alarmingly clear, disease is contextualized by socioeconomic factors as much as biological factors. Our vulnerability to disease is determined by where we live and who we have access to, combined with the unique makeup … Continued

  • Call for Applicants: Northside Residential Fellowship

    The Northside Residential Fellowship, or NRF, is a year-long fellowship with a focus on aging, housing, and racial justice. This housing and learning opportunity is open to graduate students who are interested in volunteering, reflecting, and getting to know elders … Continued

  • COVID-19 in U.S. Prisons: An ArcGIS Story Map

    SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has ravaged high-density areas ranging from New York City to rural churches. Prisons, however, have been largely undiscussed hotspots of infection and death. Incarcerated people are 550% more likely to contract COVID-19 and 300% … 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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