Sociomedical Sciences

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Sociomedical Sciences

Sociomedical Sciences is distinguished by its focus on the social determinants of disease and health. The discipline examines the correlation between epidemiological trends and structural inequities - including discrimination, stigma, and poverty - to expose the social causes of public health events.

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Meet the SMS Chair

Noted medical sociologist Dr. Lisa Metsch has joined the School as departmental chair.

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Academic Programs

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SMS Social Forces

Check out the fourth issue of our department newsletter

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