Health Professions Training


Structural Competency in Mental Health and Medicine: A Case-Based Approach to Treating the Social Determinants of Health (2019), Edited by Helena Hansen, MD, PhD and Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD


Gutierrez, Kevin J. (2020). The Performance of “Antiracism” Curricula. New England Journal of Medicine, 2020 August, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMpv2025046

Castillo, Enrico G. MD, MSHPM; Isom, Jessica MD, MPH; DeBonis, Katrina L. MD; Jordan, Ayana MD, PhD; Braslow, Joel T. MD, PhD; Rohrbaugh, Robert MD Reconsidering Systems-Based Practice, Academic Medicine: June 23, 2020 – Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003559

Orr Z., Unger S.(2020). The TOLERance Model for Promoting Structural Competency in Nursing. J Nurs Educ. 59(8) 425-432.

Downey, Margaret Mary; Neff, Joshua; and Dube, Kate (2019) “Don’t “Just Call the Social Worker”: Training in Structural Competency to Enhance Collaboration between Healthcare Social Work and Medicine,” The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 46 : Iss. 4 , Article 6.

Metzl, JM, Petty, J and Olowajoba, OV. Using a structural competency framework to teach structural racism in pre-health education. Social Science and Medicine. 2018. 199:189-201

Neff, J, Knight, KR, Satterwhite, S, Nelson, N, Matthews, J, & Holmes, SM. “Teaching Structure: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Structural Competency Training for Resident Physicians” J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr;32(4):430-433

Rethinking the Social History

Metzl, J. M. and D. E. Roberts (2014). “Structural competency meets structural racism: race, politics, and the structure of medical knowledge.” Virtual Mentor 16(9): 674-690.

Metzl, M. Jonathan, and Helena Hansen.”Structural competency: theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality. Social Science and Medicine, 2014 Feb;103:126-33.

Ruth, A., SturtzSreetharan, C., Brewis, A. et al. Structural Competency of Pre-health Students: Can a Single Course Lead to Meaningful Change?. Med.Sci.Educ. 30, 331–337 (2020).

Andress L, Purtill MP (2020) Shifting the gaze of the physician from the body to the body in a place: A qualitative analysis of a community-based photovoice approach to teaching place-health concepts to medical students. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228640.

Petty, J., Metzl, J.M. & Keeys, M.R. Developing and Evaluating an Innovative Structural Competency Curriculum for Pre-Health Students. J Med Humanit 38, 459–471 (2017).

Tsevat, R. K., et al. (2015). “Bringing Home the Health Humanities: Narrative Humility, Structural Competency, and Engaged Pedagogy.” Academic Medicine, 90(11):1462-65.

Brooks, K. C. (2015). “A silent curriculum.” JAMA 313(19): 1909-1910.