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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3 weeks ago
Giselle Corbie interviewed in New York Times Article: Addiction Treatment Medicine Is Vastly Underprescribed, Especially by Race, Study Finds
Addiction Treatment Medicine Is Vastly Underprescribed, Especially by Race, Study Finds Black patients with opioid use disorder were far less likely to fill prescriptions for the most effective addiction treatments than white patients. But strikingly few patients of all races got the medicine. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/10/health/addiction-treatment-buprenorphine-suboxone.html
2 months ago
Giselle Corbie receives the Ned Brooks for Public Service Award
This year’s Ned Brooks award went to Giselle Corbie, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine; Director, Center for Health Equity Research; Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Corbie was recognized for her distinguished and sustained record of service to Carolina and the larger community. Corbie is noted for her dedication and commitment to fostering healthier, stronger …
2 months ago
Buchbinder moderates NC Policy Watch faith and abortion panel.
3 months ago
Anne Lyerly featured interview with NPR.
NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe talks to Dr. Anne Lyerly, a professor and OB-GYN, about how hospital ethics boards are being invoked when a patient requires a medical exception to an abortion ban. https://www.npr.org/2023/03/12/1162917337/in-states-with-abortion-bans-hospital-ethics-boards-have-the-power-to-make-excep