Welcome to Medical Humanities & Health Studies.

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program prepares undergraduates to understand the broader role and determinants of health and medicine in today’s world. Humanities courses raise questions of how human beings deal with health, medical intervention, illness and death. Social science courses provide insight into the social, economic and cultural contexts of health, illness and health care. Students benefit from the abundance of faculty, who have strong teaching and research interests in the area of health care at IUPUI.

Rebecca Messbarger Seminar: "From the Gallows to the Dissection Table: Lessons in Medical Humanities"
Recording Available Now

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Take a look at our courses for Spring 2020!

Spring 2020 Course List


*Be sure to check out our related course flyers under "Course Offerings".

MHHS Seminars 

(All information presented here is subject to change. Check back often!)

November 6th
Leon Bates
"African-Americans and Medical Care in 20th-Century Indianapolis: Why Did I Not Know This?"
Campus Center, CE 309

November 12th
Bill Schneider, John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Talk
"History of IU School of Medicine, Part 2"
Van Nuys Medical Sciences Building, MS B26

December 9th
4:30-5:30 PM
Jing Wang
"T'ai Chi: Ancient Wisdom on Health Maintenance Exercises"
Campus Center, CE 305

Grantee Spotlight: TBD

Sponsored Events:

A Staged Reading of The Spectrum of Letting Go by Angeline R. Larimer and directed by Morgan Morton

Help to support our program!

We work diligently throughout the year to bring scholars and esteemed guest lecturers from all over the world to IUPUI for our MHHS seminar series and other events. These events add to the rich academic culture of our university and offer unique opportunities to the students and faculty, as well as the general public of Indiana. To show your support for these programs, please click here. Every donation counts, and it goes towards keeping the spirit of education alive in our wonderful community. Thank you!

For a complete listing of available courses, please consult the Registrar’s website, located here.

Contact us!

Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program
425 University Blvd., CA 141
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(Ph) 317.278.1669
(Fax) 317.274.4758

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