Jefferson Humanities & Health

Jefferson Humanities & Health supports student engagement in the arts and humanities to promote essential skills related to healthcare including close observation, critical thinking, communication and empathy.

Throughout the year, our programs highlight the social contexts of health and wellness, lived experiences of diverse individuals and communities, and self-care for health professionals.

Each academic year, Jefferson Humanities & Health explores a thought-provoking theme from a wide range of perspectives. During 2022-2023, the Jefferson Humanities Forum speaker series will bring a handful of multidisciplinary scholars and thinkers to investigate the theme Repair.


Registration has now opened for the 2022-2023 Asano Humanities & Health Certificate - register for the program here!

The Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is a co-curricular program that rewards sustained engagement in arts and humanities activities throughout the academic year. All Jefferson students are invited to complete the certificate by attending eight (8) Jefferson Humanities & Health events and completing a reflection portfolio of four (4) reflection prompts.

The deadline to attend events and submit portfolio requirements is Monday, March 27, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Questions? Reach out to Kirstin Bowen, Humanities Program Coordinator.

Evanescent publishes writing that engages with the rich domain of health and healthcare. This includes issues of physical and mental health, social determinants of health, health equity, illness, medicine, trauma and healing, empathy, wellness, and other related topics. We are also looking for compelling visual art and photography that address these issues. 

All current employees, faculty, volunteer, and students of Jefferson at all campuses, sites and offices are welcome to submit to Evanescent!

The guiding theme of Evanescent issue #4 is: Where Is Our Empathy?

The work of a 26-member student editorial team and 43 student contributors merged to produce the newly-minted 2022 edition of Inside Out. We are moved by the range of media, content, and creativity enclosed in these pages! Explore the online PDF here. If you would like a physical copy of the magazine email Kirstin Bowen, Humanities Program Coordinator.

Chief Editors​: Amy Baumgart​ & Steven Bieser​
Artistic Directors​: Connor Crutchfield​ & Roselind Ni​
Literary Directors​: John Curran​ & Alice Wu​

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