Message From The Chair

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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1 month ago

Jeffrey Sonis publishes in Psychiatry Research: Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy? A systematic review and meta-analysis led by Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, of UNC’s departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds there is insufficient evidence at present to answer that question. Clinicians should make shared decisions with patients about treatment, and they should not rely …

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Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH

2 months ago

Jeffrey Sonis publishes study in PlosOne: Approval Processes for Clinical Practice Guidelines Introduce Potential Conflicts of Interest, Review Finds

The study led by UNC’s Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, in the departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds that most of the approval processes used by medical specialty societies in the U.S. have the potential to undermine editorial independence of the guideline development committee. http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2020/february/approval-processes-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-introduce-potential-conflicts-of-interest-review-finds?utm_source=vs-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229004

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