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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INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN OBERLANDER, NEW EDITOR OF THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLITICS, POLICY AND LAW

Duke University Press: We sat down with Jonathan Oberlander, the new editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (JHPPL), to discuss his vision for the journal, what sets JHPPL apart, and what he’s looking for in submissions. Oberlander is Professor and Chair of Social Medicine, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Adjunct Professor of … Continued

UNC Social Medicine Faculty Featured in Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics is a prestigioius international reference collection that publishes of state-of-the-art reviews of ethical issues in public health solicited from leading scholars around the world. The recently published volume features work by five faculty and two mentees from the UNC Department of Social Medicine: Jean Cadigan, Gail Henderson, Elana … Continued

Tonia Poteat, PhD

Poteat appointed to the National Academies of Science Consensus Panel on the Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities

Tonia Poteat, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine has been appointed to the National Academies of Science Consensus Panel on the Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities. An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to review data and research on the state of LGBTQ+ populations on dimensions such as family formation and parenting, social … Continued

Mara Buchbinder Appears on WUNC’s State of Things

Mara Buchbinder, PhD, associate professor of social medicine, appeared on WUNC’s State of Things as part of the May 23, 2019  show on the new wave of state abortion legislation.