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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 https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/04/new-book-by-mara-buchbinder-to-be-published-in-may/ 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

Giselle Corbie-Smith on WRAL’s “On the Record” Overcoming vaccine reluctance.

March 16, 2021

  Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, was a panelists on WRAL’s “On the Record” Overcoming vaccine reluctance. The panel, led by Lena Tillett, discussed the roots of vaccine hesitancy and refusal and how to overcome these challenges.   https://www.wral.com/on-the-record-march-13-2021-overcoming-vaccine-reluctance/19578416/

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