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The Department of Social Medicine is committed to teaching, research, and service that addresses the social dimensions of health, illness, and doctoring. Our department, housed within the UNC School of Medicine, is unique in its disciplinary diversity. Social Medicine faculty encompass an extraordinary range of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and clinical medicine.


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Mara Buchbinder, PhD

2 weeks ago

Buchbinder lead author in new study published in JGIM: Multiple Stressors Contributed to Physician Burnout During First Wave of COVID-19 in the U.S.

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Front-line physicians who cared for COVID-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City and New Orleans reported multiple factors that contributed to their occupational stress during this extraordinarily trying time in their careers. These included individual-level factors such as age, work experience and life stage; institutional-level …