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Social Medicine Faculty Publish Article on Hispanic Children’s Health Insurance & Health Services Use

November 18, 2021

Krista Perreira, Professor of Social Medicine, and Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of Social Medicine, co-authored an article on Hispanic children’s health insurance coverage and use of health services.  The article, which analyzes changes in coverage and barriers to health care access for Hispanic children, appears in a new volume of The Annals of the … Continued

Call for Papers: Politics of Abortion 50 Years after Roe

November 11, 2021

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law JHPPL Call for Paper Proposals On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court decided the case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), ruling that the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution protects a “right to privacy,” which includes a pregnant person’s … Continued

Brinkley-Rubinstein Interviewed by The Lancet Voice Podcast

October 29, 2021

October 22, 2021 – Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty, was a guest on the 50th episode of The Lancet Voice, a podcast focused on global health, policy and clinical research. The episode, “Prison health and COVID-19,” covers US and sub-Saharan African contexts. Brinkley-Rubinstein shares the barriers faced by populations in jails and prisons in … Continued

Pioneering Hispanic health study keeps uncovering trove of info – Krista M. Perreira (American Heart Association)

October 18, 2021

Krista M. Perreira, a professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill has led recruitment and retention for the research project since its earliest days. She said the study’s emphasis on diverse heritage groups had helped researchers spot important differences among Hispanic people. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2021/10/08/pioneering-hispanic-health-study-keeps-uncovering-trove-of-info

Giselle Corbie receives 2021 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award

September 9, 2021

Giselle is nationally known for her scholarly work on the inclusion of disparity populations in research and has over a decade of experience in using community engagement to conduct innovative, translational health equity research. Her empirical work, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, has focused on the methodological, ethical and practical issues of research to … Continued

Jill Fisher receives 2021 Robert K. Merton Book Award

August 12, 2021

American Sociological Association announced Jill Fisher’s book, Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals, is the 2021 winner of the Robert K. Merton Book Award, from the ASA’s Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section. https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/08/fisher-receives-robert-k-merton-book-award/  

Oberlander Edits Special Issue on Biden Administration’s Health Care Agenda

August 5, 2021

Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of the UNC Department of Social Medicine, and Professor of Health Policy & Management, is editor of a new special issue on the Biden Administration’s health care agenda that appears in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.  Articles in the special issue explore efforts to build on and … Continued

Poteat, Colleagues Publish Breast Cancer Care Research

August 5, 2021

Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and CHER Core Faculty member, and colleagues published research in the journal Cancer on delays in breast cancer care by race and sexual orientation.   https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/08/poteat-colleagues-publish-breast-cancer-care-research/ https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.33629