Recommended and Introductory Readings on Structural Competency Continue Reading Resources

Recommended Readings

A published version of our curriculum and facilitator’s manual is available here: 
Neff J, Holmes S, Knight K, et al. Structural Competency: Curriculum for Medical Students, Residents, and Interprofessional Teams on the Structural Factors That Produce Health Disparities. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;(16). doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10888

A list of articles about structural competency is available here

Updated bibliographies on racism, medicine and health are available here

Introductory Readings on Structural Competency 

Metzl, J. M., & Hansen, H. (2014). Structural competency: Theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality. Social Science & Medicine, 103, 126–133.

Bourgois P, Holmes SM, Sue K, Quesada J.  2017.  “Structural Vulnerability: Operationalizing the Concept to Address Health Disparities in Clinical Care.” Academic Medicine. 92(3):299-307.  

NEJM “Case studies in social medicine” series. 

Metzl, Jonathan M. 2010. The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.  Beacon Press.

Metzl, Jonathan and Dorothy Roberts. 2014. “Structural Competency Meets Structural Racism: Race, Politics, and the Structure of Medical Knowledge.” The Virtual Mentor. P. 674-684.

Holmes, Seth M.  2013.  Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. University of California Press.