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Tonia Poteat contributing member of National Academies Report on LGBTQI+

November 3, 2020

Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations reviews the available evidence and identifies future research needs related to the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex populations across the life course. This report focuses on eight domains of well-being; the effects of various laws and the legal system on SGD populations; the effects of various … Continued

Oberlander Interviewed by NEJM on Health Reform and the 2020 elections.

October 22, 2020

NEJM Interview with Dr. Jonathan Oberlander on health reform and the 2020 elections. Jonathan Oberlander is a professor of social medicine and health policy and management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal.

Oberlander Interviewed by BBC World Service on US Health Reform

September 11, 2020

Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of Social Medicine, and Professor of Health Policy & Management, was interviewed by the BBC program Witness History about the history of health care reform in the United States.  Oberlander discussed the defeat of President Harry Truman’s national health insurance plan in the 1940s, the political obstacles to reform, and … Continued

Raul Necochea, co-editor of new book, Peripheral Nerve: Health and Medicine in Cold War Latin America

August 14, 2020

Buenos Aires psychoanalysts resisting imperialism. Brazilian parasitologists embracing communism as an antidote to rural misery. Nicaraguan revolutionaries welcoming Cuban health cooperation. Chilean public health reformers gauging domestic approaches against their Soviet and Western counterparts. As explored in Peripheral Nerve, these and accompanying accounts problematize existing understandings of how the Cold War unfolded in Latin America generally … Continued

With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real? Terrence Holt on Common Distortions and False Equivalencies

August 4, 2020

Terrence Holt publishes in Literary Hub, With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real? We know next to nothing. That’s how we feel. SARS-CoV-19, or “the novel coronavirus,” the pathogen responsible for this pandemic, is a strikingly unusual beast, capable of wreaking a bewildering variety of harms on the human body, ten … Continued

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein interviewed by The Gazette

July 30, 2020

After Denver jail COVID-19 cases spiked, officials scrambled to lower publicly reported counts.