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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Health & Society

Using a social-ecological framework, Health and Society content considers the interaction of the individual, community, policy and system factors that influence health. During each organ-based module, students learn how the social determinants of health impact the health conditions that they are studying.

Five curricular threads are associated with Health and Society and receive special emphasis throughout the curriculum:

Learn more about teaching opportunities within this element.

Faculty Leaders and Curriculum Coordinator

Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD
Phase 1a Director

Ronit Lever, MD
Phase 1b Director

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

Anna Yee
Curriculum Coordinator

Faculty Thread Leaders

Sangeeta Schroeder, MD
HQPS Chair

Mita Goel, MD, MPH
HEA Chair

Robert Kushner, MD
Lifestyle Medicine Chair

Rishi Agrawal, MD
Business of Medicine Chair