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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2 weeks ago
Rebecca Walker featured profile in Carolina Alumni Review
Rebecca Walker, PhD, campus profile in Carolina Alumni Review (pp. 26-27) “Ethics at the Forefront”. https://alumni.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/carolinaalumnireview20201112-dl.pdf
4 weeks ago
Tonia Poteat contributing member of National Academies Report on LGBTQI+
Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations reviews the available evidence and identifies future research needs related to the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex populations across the life course. This report focuses on eight domains of well-being; the effects of various laws and the legal system on SGD populations; the effects of various …
1 month ago
Oberlander Interviewed by NEJM on Health Reform and the 2020 elections.
NEJM Interview with Dr. Jonathan Oberlander on health reform and the 2020 elections. Jonathan Oberlander is a professor of social medicine and health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. https://www.nejm.org/action/showMediaPlayer?doi=10.1056%2FNEJMdo005872&aid=10.1056%2FNEJMp2028380&area=
1 month ago
Oberlander Publishes Article in NEJM: Can the Elections End the Health Reform Stalemate?
Can the Elections End the Health Reform Stalemate? https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2028380?query=TOC