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: Department of Global Health

Cermes 3 – CNRS

Harvard University: Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

Institut Pasteur: Department of Global Health

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi: Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health

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: Faculty of Public Health and Policy

McGill University: Department of Social Studies of Medicine

New York University: Grossman School of Medicine

Oslo University: Institute of Health and Society

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: Center for Health and Community

University of Edinburgh: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

University of Exeter

University of Hong Kong: Centre for Humanities and Medicine

University of Manchester: Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine,

University of Minnesota: Global Medicine

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:  The organization builds critical consciousness and collective action globally in pursuit of health equity for all.

Latin American Social Medicine Association

Medical and Health Humanities Africa Network

McGill Osler Library for the History of Medicine

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 On Air: A podcast exploring the field of social medicine with healthcare practitioners, activists and researchers.

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.