Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Social Sciences


The Department of Medical Social Sciences conducts department-initiated research as well as collaborating with other departments within the medical school and university system.

Our research portfolio is grouped into three defining scientific clusters.  Our faculty have diverse research interests and their work is broadly grouped into one or more of these three clusters.

MSS has eight research programs across these three organizing clusters, sharing faculty and facilitating the fluid exchange of ideas.

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Our Approach

Learn more about Medical Social Sciences' approach to our work, and the value we add to biomedical research.