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Oberlander Coauthors NEJM Commentary on Prescription Drug Spending

December 13, 2019

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of the Department of Social Medicine, coauthored a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine on efforts in Congress to pass legislation that would regulate prescription drug prices.

Invited Commentary by Lyerly Published in The Lancet

December 5, 2019

The commentary, by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, professor of social medicine and associate director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, argues that the WHO’s recommendation of dolutegravir as an HIV treatment for all populations was a significant advancement in the ethical inclusion of pregnant women in biomedical research. An invited commentary written by Anne Drapkin … Read more

Tonia Poteat launches new study LITE Plus, that examines the relationship between intersectional stigma, stress, and HIV comorbidities among Black and Latina transgender women living with HIV. 

December 3, 2019

Multiple forms of stigma may increase risk for mental illness and cardiovascular disease among Black and Latina Transgender Women Living with HIV. The research, led by Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C, in the Department of Social Medicine is highlighting the ways that stigma and stress affect health outcomes for Black and Latina Transgender women.  According … Read more

Krista Perreira publishes article in The Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies special issue on “Children of Immigrants in an Age of Deportation.”

December 3, 2019

Krista Perreira, publishes article in The Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies special issue on “Children of Immigrants in an Age of Deportation.”  Integrating Hispanic immigrant youth: perspectives from white and black Americans in emerging Hispanic communities and schools.    

Mara Buchbinder awarded the Polgar prize at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

November 25, 2019

At the recent American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Mara Buchbinder, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine was awarded the Polgar prize, which is awarded to a professional medical anthropologist for the best paper published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly during the last year’s volume. The paper is: Buchbinder, Mara. 2018. Choreographing Death: A … Read more

Brinkley-Rubinstein publishes article in JAMA

October 10, 2019

A new study, led by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, in the UNC department of social medicine, finds that people who were held in restrictive housing while serving time in prison face a substantial increased risk of death after their release. Association of Restrictive Housing During Incarceration With Mortality After Release  

Corbie-Smith receives Kidder Graham Award

October 3, 2019

The Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation and the University by a faculty member. Giselle Corbie-Smith A nationally recognized expert on the inclusion of disparity populations in research, Giselle Corbie-Smith is the founder and director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, which works to improve … Read more