The Proseminar in Social Medicine: Fall Lecture Schedule Wednesdays, 12:00–1:30PM (ET)
All proseminars will be via Zoom and maybe accessed online. To access Proseminar recordings, please email

  • September 23Allan Brandt, PhD, “No Magic Bullet Reconsidered: COVID-19 and the New Age of Pandemics,” with discussant Paul Farmer, MD, PhD  
  • October 14Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH "The Need for Critical Race and Feminist Theory in Health Equity," with discussant Michelle Morse, PhD
  • October 21: David Jones, MD, PhD, "Historical Perspectives on Race and Disease," with discussant Nancy Oriol, MD
  • November 4: Scott Podolsky, MD, PhD, "Towards a 'Rational' Therapeutics: A Historical Approach to Antibiotic Production, Marketing, Regulation, Resistance, and Access," with discussant Jerry Avorn, MD
  • November 18: Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD "Redefining Care: Lessons from Global Health (and My Mother)", with discussant Arthur Kleinman, MD
  • December 2: Carole Mitnick, ScD, "Social Construction of Knowledge and Failure to Deliver Health-Care Innovation: The case of guidelines for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis," with discussant Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM
  • December 16: Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD on race, class, gender and redistributive justice , with discussant Mary Bassett, MD, MPH