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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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4 weeks ago

Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, by Mara Buchbinder will be published in May

Mara Buchbinder, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is the author of a new book, Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, which will be published in May by the University of California Press. Mara Buchbinder, PhD Here’s how the publisher describes the book in a press release: “Scripting Death …

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

1 month ago

Giselle Corbie-Smith publishes in JAMA: Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Scapegoat for Structural Racism

Vaccine hesitancy and mistrust of medicine and science dominate current discourse around disparities in who is currently receiving COVID-19 vaccines, a potentially lifesaving prevention strategy. Mistrust of medicine and science is based in a long and sordid history of unethical practice and research on African American, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American populations in this country. …