Media, Data, & Health

Susceptibility, Surveillance, and Stigma: A Conversation on History, Infectious Disease, and Genomics

by Marian Robbins • September 21, 2021

Robert H. Levi Leadership Symposium in Bioethics and Health Policy Susceptibility, Surveillance, and Stigma: A Conversation on History, Infectious Disease, and Genomics Modern public health practices for both infectious and noninfectious diseases rely heavily on screening technologies that can predict disease or susceptibility to disease before symptoms are present. Testing technologies have focused on transmission […]


Black Beyond Data: Combating Racial Injustice Through the Digital Humanities: An Introduction

by Marian Robbins • September 9, 2021

The Sawyer Seminar on Precision and Uncertainty in a World of Data (a grant co-sponsored with Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine’s and the Department of Anthropology) presents “Black Beyond Data: Combating Racial Injustice Through the Digital Humanities: An Introduction” on Friday, September 17th at 9am. Register here for event link. For more information […]


Bioethics: Reckoning with Structures

by Marian Robbins • May 13, 2021

Featuring Dr. Robbie Shilliam and Dr. Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins University. To register, visit Zoom Webinar. Part of the “Epidemic//Endemic” year-long speaker series sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. Moderated by Dr. Alexandre White, Associate Director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. About the Epidemic//Endemic Speaker Series: […]


The Work of Diagnosis: Medical Concepts in Social Life

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

Welch Library Building, Room 303 In collaboration with the Department of Anthropology  


Sawyer Seminar

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

The Sawyer Seminar Series on Precision and Uncertainty in A World of Data has a new website! Visit https://worldsofdata.org for updated information on their upcoming events. Sawyer Seminar: Precision and Uncertainty in a World of Data The Departments of Anthropology and the History of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine will […]


Health Disparities and Structural Racism

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

Health Disparities and Structural Racism Featuring Dr. Claire Decoteau & Dr. Lisa Cooper Speaker series – Epidemic//Endemic: Medical Humanities & Social Medicine 2020-21 Zoom Webinar Registration For more information on the series, see below. The COVID-19 epidemic has starkly illuminated a series of structural forces in health and society that produce endemic disparities. As a […]


International Order, Organizations, and Cooperation in the 2020’s

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

International Order, Organizations, and Cooperation in the 2020’s Featuring Dr. Christy Thorton & Dr. Nistan Chorev Speaker series – Epidemic//Endemic: Medical Humanities & Social Medicine 2020-21 Zoom Webinar Registration For more information on the series, see below. The COVID-19 epidemic has starkly illuminated a series of structural forces in health and society that produce endemic […]


Epidemic Narratives: Data, Visualization, and the Mediation of Care

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

Kirsten Ostherr and Kim Gallon Co-Sponsored with the Sawyer Seminar on Precision and Uncertainty in a World of Data Reflections on the talks by Alexander Parry Featuring Dr. Kirsten Ostherr & Dr. Kim Gallon Speaker series – Epidemic//Endemic: Medical Humanities & Social Medicine 2020-21 Zoom Webinar Registration For more information on the series, see below. […]


Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Public Bioethics

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

Ruha Benjamin Co-Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics & Department of Sociology Reflections on Dr. Benjamin’s talk by Kristin Brig Featuring Dr. Ruja Benjamin Speaker series: Epidemic//Endemic: Medical Humanities & Social Medicine 2020-21 Zoom Webinar Registration For more information on the series, see below. The COVID-19 epidemic has starkly illuminated a series of structural […]