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

September 6, 2019

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

Sullivan, Lyerly publish article in PLOS ONE

May 9, 2019

Kristen A. Sullivan, PhD, is first author and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, is corresponding author of an article that examines women’s views about contraception requirements for biomedical research participation. Both are in the Department of Social Medicine and the UNC Center for Bioethics. Kristen A. Sullivan, PhD, is first author and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, is … Continued

Sitting in Limbo — Obamacare under Divided Government – Jonathan Oberlander, PhD (NEJM)

May 9, 2019

Nearly a decade after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains in limbo. The Trump administration’s recent decision to ask a federal appellate court to uphold a district court ruling that invalidated the entire ACA underscores the ongoing conflict over health care reform. Yet the ensuing controversy over the administration’s action illustrates the formidable barriers to overturning Obamacare. What are the origins of the latest legal … Continued

Oberlander to serve on Medicare eligibility study panel

April 26, 2019

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor and chair of social medicine, will serve on a new study panel formed by the National Academy of Social Insurance to examine potential changes to Medicare eligibility. Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor and chair of social medicine, will serve on a new study panel formed by the National Academy of Social Insurance to examine … Continued

Lyerly publishes editorial in JAMA

April 24, 2019

Statutory Restrictions on Advance Care Planning and Pregnancy Honoring a person’s wishes at the end of life is widely recognized as profoundly important to humane, ethical care. To that end, efforts to help individuals make their preferences about end-of-life care known have involved advance care planning, including the completion of advance directives and identification of a surrogate decision maker. Yet, in … Continued