The Health, Medicine and Society program offers a minor composed of courses with social science and humanities perspectives on health and illness. An interdisciplinary group of faculty created HMS to serve students who wish to contribute to any of the wide variety of health care professions, including administration, care-giving, policy, and research in multiple fields. In addition to a range of courses, the program hosts speakers and events designed to deepen the university and local communities’ understanding of U.S. and global health issues.
To declare an HMS minor, fill out this form: Health, Medicine, & Society Declaration Form and contact Sherry Buss in the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, 490 Maginnes Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-758-5546.
HEALTH, MEDICINE and SOCIETY NAMES NEW DIRECTOR (effective July 1, 2014)
Kelly Austin, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kelly Austin, has been named the new Health, Medicine and Society Program Director effective July 1. Austin received her PhD in sociology from North Carolina State in 2012. Her dissertation was entitled: A New Infection and the Forgotten Diseases: HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Less-Developed Nations. Professor Austin's research and teaching interests are Global Development and Inequality, the Environment, Social Epidemiology, Demography and Health, Rural, Urban & Community Sociology, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Austin has traveled extensively in Africa and this summer will be leading a group of Lehigh students to Uganda to participate in a project developing sanitation/water innovations that improve health and hygiene.
July 2, 2014 - Mountaintop in Motion - Many Feet Make Light Work
July 3, 2014 - Tackling Indoor Air Pollution
Grants for Experiential Learning in Health (GELH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2014
For more information on eligibility and an online application for a GELH grant, click here...
July 3, 2013 - New Community Health Cluster selected from seven proposals. Click here...