Health Humanities: Dismantling Structural Injustice in Healthcare






April 30-September 3, 2024 (2 hour meetings, every other Tuesday 7-9 pm Eastern); October 11-12, 2024 (Capstone Symposium)


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




This virtual longitudinal institute will empower health professions faculty to leverage the health humanities (HH) in dismantling structural injustice in healthcare, while creating a unique community of practice. Designed for physicians or nurses involved in health professions education, this course will provide an introduction to HH, structural competency, history and theories of racism in healthcare, and HH-based approaches to addressing injustice. Participants will gain familiarity with how humanities-based pedagogies can be used to foster discussions amongst learners. Participants will pair structural competency with methodological tools in research and education to access, address, and teach about structural injustices, culminating in capstone projects on structural injustices participants identify within their own institutions.

Project Director(s)

Kamna Balhara; Alexandre White

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Jeremy Greene; Nathan Irvin; Heidi Nicholls; Carolyn Sufrin; Rakhi Naik; Carolyn Roberts; Jason Glenn; Aimee Medeiros; Anne Pollock; Antoine Johnson; Helena Hansen

Grantee Institution

Johns Hopkins University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs