Social Medicine Departments, Centres and Programmes
This page is under development – further links will be added in the near future – please suggest links (with URLs) not listed here
American University of Beirut
Cermes 3 – CNRS
Harvard University: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Johns Hopkins University: Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine
Keio University: Department of Sociology, Psychology, Education and Human Sciences
King’s College London: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
McGill University: Department of Social Studies of Medicine
New York University
State University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro): Institute for Social Medicine
University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley Center for Social Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles: The UCLA Center for Social Medicine and Humanities
University of California, San Francisco
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Hong Kong
University of Manchester: Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine,
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Department of Social Medicine
University of Oxford: Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
University of Witwatersrand Medical Humanities at WISER
Vanderbilt University: Center for Medicine, Health and Society
Other useful links
Equal Health: works with local partners to create strong, sustainable medical and nursing education systems. Our goal is to foster the development of a self-sustaining, equitable and collaborative Haitian healthcare system.
Plasma: Platform for Social Research on Mental Health in Latin America aims to provide an interdisciplinary space for reflection and collaboration between young researchers and scholars with an interest in mental health issues and policies in Latin America from a social science approach.
University of Manchester Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
Sci-Tech Asia, hosted at Hong Kong University, focuses on Science, Technology and the Humanities in Asia and has many STS-related resources including podcasts.
Social Medicine Consortium: a collective of committed individuals, universities and organizations fighting for health equity through education, training, service and advocacy, with social medicine at its core.
SocMed is a social justice organization that develops curricula and implements training that engages with the social determinants of health to inspire a lifetime of personal commitment and action aiming for health equity. Targeting the continuum of health professional training, we are working to expand the conversation on and engagement with the social determinants of health through education and movement building.
Structural Competency: Structural competency calls for a new approach to the relationships among race, class, and symptom expression. It bridges research on social determinants of health to clinical interventions, and prepares clinical trainees to act on systemic causes of health inequalities.
Symbioses Biosocial Research Network: a network of life science, social science, and humanities scholars interested in developing cross-disciplinary paradigms and methods to illuminate the mutual interaction of biology and social life in shaping human development, health and disease, and social inequalities.