The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare. 

Logo Design Contest

The Health Humanities Consortium announces a contest to design our new logo! 

Prize: $500

The HHC is seeking a logo design that represents the interdisciplinary and intersectional character of health humanities. Knowing that this field is home to gifted visual artists and graphic designers, we hope that this contest will inspire artists to think creatively about HHC and health humanities. 

The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare. 

  Our goals are to:  

  • Promote understanding of the experiences of patients, caregivers, and communities as they are shaped in relation to models of disease, illness, health, and wellness.
  • Share practices and scholarship through an annual meeting.
  • Educate the public, healthcare professionals, and educators about the history, practice, and study of health humanities.

For more information about the Health Humanities Consortium visit 

Specifications: The following file formats will be accepted for the judging process: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF; any file must be at least 300dpi. A scalable vector graphic (SVG) would be required of the winning entry.  Horizontal, vertical, and square versions of the submitted logo are welcome. The winning designer may be asked for small revisions. 

Three design submissions maximum.

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Submit questions or logo design here.

New Pubs from HHC

Interested in learning more about the history of the HHC? Check out “To be or not to be: A Brief History of the Health Humanities Consortium” from our founding co-Presidents, Tess Jones and Craig Klugman in the December 2021 issue of The Journal of Medical Humanities. [Click here to read]

The HHC studied how new Health Humanities are proposed and grown. In “Developing New Academic Programs in the Medical/Health Humanities: A Toolkit to Support Continued Growth” in the December 2021 issue of Journal of Medical Humanities, Craig Klugman, Rachel Bracken, Rosemary Weatherston, Catherine Burns Konefal, and Sarah Berry write about the results of their study and how it led to the creation of a new Toolkit to assist in the development of new academic Health & Medical Humanities programs. [Click here to read]



• Kamna Balhara, Johns Hopkins U
• Craig Klugman, DePaul University
• Kym Weed, UNC


• Erin Lamb and Sarah Berry are the new Co-Presidents of the HHC
• Siobhan Conaty is our new Secretary
• Kym Weed will be our next Treasurer

Launch of the New Humanities Syllabus Repository

The Health Humanities Consortium, in collaboration with the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, is pleased to introduce the Health Humanities Syllabus Repository, a new curricular resource for medical/health humanities educators working in academic, professional, and public settings.

 The repository is intended to:

  • Enable educators to share specific ideas and models for course topics, readings, assignments, teaching methods, student and professional development learning outcomes, and public engagement.
  • Assist scholars in generating new curricular innovations and enable field-wide conversations about student, professional, and public learning outcomes, coursework foci, assessment approaches, and best practices that are common across diverse health humanities programs.
  • Provide a resource for developing common core areas and competencies in health humanities programs and the broader field.

The syllabi on the website are fully searchable. To guide the user, they are also searchable by course topics (ecology, social justice, etc.), disciplines (Disability Studies, History, etc.), level of education (undergraduate, graduate, etc.), or modality (online, face-to-face, etc.). The advanced search function allows users to combine multiple search terms. We invite you to explore the current resources available, and to contribute you own educational materials in order to broaden the scope of this transdisciplinary, crowdsourced resource. Instructions for uploading materials are available on the repository site, and we invite submission of syllabi and unique assignments.

We also welcome members of the medical/health humanities scholarly community to broadcast this resource by posting a link to the Health Humanities Syllabus Repository on your personal, departmental/program, or institutional sites, or sharing via social media, as you see fit. When posting, we simply ask that you acknowledge the Health Humanities Consortium and the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University. (You may wish to copy/paste the first paragraph of this announcement, for example, and tag @MedFutures on Twitter.)


The first batch of IPEDS data have been released: Medical / Health Humanities completions during 2019-2020. Registration is now open and the new cycle of collections begins on Sept. 1. If your health/medical humanities program has not adopted the new CIP code (51.3204), you may want to speak with your Academic Affairs staff about doing so. You can find additional information about IPEDS CIP and the health/medical humanities by clicking here.

2019-2020 Health/Medical Humanities IPEDS Reporting Institution Degrees Awarded