The lab provides an inclusive space within the University of Pennsylvania for scholars from the humanities, social policy and medicine to critically engage the impact of social systems on the health of individuals and communities.
Our learning architecture begins from the premise that the study of health requires different yet interrelated approaches. Drawing on interdisciplinary methodologies from anthropology and education to social work and medicine, our educational offerings engage questions of health and well-being on three scales: individual, informal group, and structured course. Each approach affords participants with unique opportunities to explore and reimagine health in relation to frameworks such as political economy, culture, medicalization, and citizenship.
We welcome participation from students, faculty, and community members in the Philadelphia region and beyond.