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 days ago
Pioneering Hispanic health study keeps uncovering trove of info – Krista M. Perreira (American Heart Association)
Krista M. Perreira, a professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill has led recruitment and retention for the research project since its earliest days. She said the study’s emphasis on diverse heritage groups had helped researchers spot important differences among Hispanic people. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2021/10/08/pioneering-hispanic-health-study-keeps-uncovering-trove-of-info
1 month ago
Giselle Corbie-Smith receives 2021 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award
Giselle is nationally known for her scholarly work on the inclusion of disparity populations in research and has over a decade of experience in using community engagement to conduct innovative, translational health equity research. Her empirical work, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, has focused on the methodological, ethical and practical issues of research to …
2 months ago
Poteat and Colleagues Publish Transgender Women and HIV Research in BMC Public Health
Tonia Poteat, PhD, CHER Core Faculty, and colleagues have published research on transgender women’s intervention preferences for addressing HIV vulnerability determinants. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/08/poteat-and-colleagues-publish-transgender-women-and-hiv-research-in-bmc-public-health/
2 months ago
Jill Fisher receives 2021 Robert K. Merton Book Award
American Sociological Association announced Jill Fisher’s book, Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals, is the 2021 winner of the Robert K. Merton Book Award, from the ASA’s Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/08/fisher-receives-robert-k-merton-book-award/