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 … Continued

UNC Social Medicine Faculty Featured in Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

September 6, 2019

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics is a prestigioius international reference collection that publishes of state-of-the-art reviews of ethical issues in public health solicited from leading scholars around the world. The recently published volume features work by five faculty and two mentees from the UNC Department of Social Medicine: Jean Cadigan, Gail Henderson, Elana … Continued

Sullivan, Lyerly publish article in PLOS ONE

May 9, 2019

Kristen A. Sullivan, PhD, is first author and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, is corresponding author of an article that examines women’s views about contraception requirements for biomedical research participation. Both are in the Department of Social Medicine and the UNC Center for Bioethics. Kristen A. Sullivan, PhD, is first author and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, is … Continued

Sitting in Limbo — Obamacare under Divided Government – Jonathan Oberlander, PhD (NEJM)

May 9, 2019

Nearly a decade after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains in limbo. The Trump administration’s recent decision to ask a federal appellate court to uphold a district court ruling that invalidated the entire ACA underscores the ongoing conflict over health care reform. Yet the ensuing controversy over the administration’s action illustrates the formidable barriers to overturning Obamacare. What are the origins of the latest legal … Continued

Oberlander to serve on Medicare eligibility study panel

April 26, 2019

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor and chair of social medicine, will serve on a new study panel formed by the National Academy of Social Insurance to examine potential changes to Medicare eligibility. Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor and chair of social medicine, will serve on a new study panel formed by the National Academy of Social Insurance to examine … Continued