Translational Humanities for Public Health

We're thrilled to announce that the Translational Humanities for Public Health website is now live! Visit the site here, and if you would like to add a relevant project, please use this link to do so. Thank you!

Translational Humanities for Public Health Survey

The Medical Futures Lab is conducting a survey to identify humanities-based (and humanities-inspired) responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that we may document and help others build upon these creative efforts. We are interested in all kinds of pandemic responses that involve some dimension of the humanities, and we are particularly interested in "translational humanities" approaches.

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) defines translation as “the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations – from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral interventions.” We believe that the humanities offer unique and critically important insights, observations, and methods that can improve the human condition and help alleviate suffering in our pandemic response.

This survey seeks to capture those humanities-based interventions in order to disseminate our findings through a public-facing website that will inform scholars, artists, policymakers, government officials, students, educators, health professionals, patients, community-based organizations, technology developers, and others who are engaged in helping individuals and communities survive and thrive during the pandemic. We are building this project website as a translational humanities resource that can help us balance out our technological and biomedical responses to the pandemic.

You can access the survey here >

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