Program in Medicine and Society

This program theme is led by Dr. Ray De Vries. Research that falls within this programmatic area includes topics such as

  • social and cultural aspects of disease and illness
  • social organization of medical care
  • medical and premedical education
  • childbirth and reproductive technologies
  • women in medicine and health care
  • complementary and alternative medicine
  • cultural and social dimensions of bioethics
  • social ecology of health care
  • faith, healing, and medicine
  • integrity in medical research
  • globalization of bioethics

Please view specific research projects and papers in the Clinical Topics, Communication and Education, and Health Disparities research areas.