Thomas Laqueur Co-Director, PMH
Professor, Department of History
Guy Micco Co-Director, PMH
Clinical Professor, Joint Medical Program, Division of Health & Medical Sciences
Resaerch Associates
LaVera Crawley PMH Fellow
Palliative Care Chaplain, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Linda Hatofsky
Stuart Kandell
Marilyn McEntyre Adjunct Professor in Medical Humanities, UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program
Marc Pollock PMH Research Fellow
Clinical Professor of Medicine UCB- UCSF Joint Medical Program,
Lucia Tanassi


The Program for the Medical Humanities is uniquely situated on the UC Berkeley campus, a preeminent institution for the humanities, anthropology, social and behavioral sciences. The Program is established within the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, with associations with:


We welcome further partnerships with the following purposes in mind:

  • Providing opportunities for students and faculty to engage in interdisciplinary efforts to address questions and problems facing medicine in a multicultural society.
  • Creating a regional forum for intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary research among scholars in medicine, the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and law.
  • Offering a means of engaging practicing health care professionals in this dialogue.
  • Promoting interdisciplinary projects within the community in order to increase public awareness of medicine’s ethical and policy dilemmas, and enhance public health.


Read more about the program's goals and initiatives.
Thoughts about the medical humanities by Program members.
Read more about program faculty, affiliates, and partners.

Find out more about upcoming and past events sponsored by PMH.
PMH sponsors interdisciplinary courses on such topics as aging and old age, suffering, and death. See syllabi of select courses.