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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.  

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.

Krista Perreira Co-authors Study on Drinking among College Students During Pandemic

August 5, 2021

First-year college students are reporting drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Brinkley-Rubinstein publishes research letter in NEJM

July 12, 2021

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is the lead author of a research letter published in the July 7, 2021 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Davis Named Director of UNC Center for Bioethics

June 28, 2021

Arlene M. Davis, JD Arlene M. Davis, JD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine and director of the Clinical Ethics Service at UNC Hospitals, has been named director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, effective July 1.

Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, by Mara Buchbinder will be published in May

April 15, 2021

Mara Buchbinder, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is the author of a new book, Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, which will be published in May by the University of California Press. Mara Buchbinder, PhD Here’s how the publisher describes the book in a press release: “Scripting Death … Continued

Giselle Corbie-Smith publishes in JAMA: Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Scapegoat for Structural Racism

March 29, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy and mistrust of medicine and science dominate current discourse around disparities in who is currently receiving COVID-19 vaccines, a potentially lifesaving prevention strategy. Mistrust of medicine and science is based in a long and sordid history of unethical practice and research on African American, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American populations in this country. … Continued