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MHHJ in the News: The Hoya, Partnership expands medical humanities and health justice work

Karen Teber

Date Published: June 20, 2023

The Georgetown-Howard Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice—a new collaboration between the two universities, supported by a 3.5-year, $3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation—will focus on reducing health disparities in Washington, DC, by leveraging methods of critical inquiry at the heart of the humanities.

The interdisciplinary field of medical humanities examines the clinical side of medical practice within the context of the patient’s experience of health, illness, suffering, and healing. It expands health education and scholarship to encompass a broader social, cultural, and historical context. The field engages disciplines such as history, literary studies, philosophy, bioethics, psychology, medical anthropology, and the visual and performing arts.


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