Featured Research Archive

Mical Raz

Psychiatry, Politics and Civil Rights

Mical Raz, MD, PhD, examines in her new book project The Poor Have Less the historical origins of the deprivation hypothesis, and argues that “cultural deprivation” was based on race and class-specific interpretations of sensory and maternal deprivation.

Franke Program in Sciences and the Humanities

Franke Program in Science and the Humanities

Franke Program in Science and the Humanities is an innovative new program that aims to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue, creative collaboration, and research among scientists and humanists.


Hastings Center Collaboration

In the spring of 2009, The Hastings Center and Yale University signed a Memorandum of Understanding and established the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy. It is meant to provide mutual assistance and a variety of research and visiting scholar programs.

Mariola Espinosa Small

Epidemic Invasions

Espinosa tells the story of how the devastating power of yellow fever dramatically transformed and defined the relationship between Cuba and the United States in her new book, Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence.

Featured Research: MD/PhD Conference 09 Stetoskope

Understanding the Past, Transforming the Future

Most MD-PhD students do their doctoral research in the biomedical sciences. A very small number, however, choose to pursue graduate training in the humanities or social sciences.  From March 28 to 29, over 90 of these physician-scholars in training convened in Philadelphia.

Featured Research--Rolling-SMALL


What part of patients' lives do doctors and medical students miss outside of the clinical setting? In her documentary "Rolling," YSM Associate Professor Gretchen K. Berland explores the lives of three wheelchair users from their own perspective.