Vanderbilt Hires Three Women Faculty for Its Center for Medicine, Health, and Society

The Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was founded in 2006. The multidisciplinary center links the social sciences and humanities to Vanderbilt’s academic medical center in undergraduate and graduate education. The center recently announced the hiring of five new faculty members. Three of the five new faculty are women.

Dominique Béhague was named associate professor of medicine, health, and society. She researches psychiatry, reproductive health, and the politics of global health research. She was a senior lecturer in anthropology at Brunel University in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Béhague holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bryn Mawr College. She earned a Ph.D. at McGill University in Montreal. Later, she earned a master’s degree in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has done extensive field work in Brazil.

Amy Non was appointed assistant professor of anthropology and medicine, health, and society. She is a molecular anthropologist interested in the genetic and sociocultural contributors to racial inequalities in health.

Dr. Non is a summa cum laude graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and holds a master’s degree, a master of public health degree, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida. She is completing a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship at Harvard University

Laura Stark was named assistant professor of medicine, health, and society. Her research focuses on medicine, morality, and the modern state. She is the author of Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Dr. Stark has been on the faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut since 2009. She is the assistant editor of the journal History & Theory. Stark graduated from Cornell University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She went on to obtain a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.

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