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Angela R. Aguilar, BCSM-affiliated graduate student and PhD Student in Ethnic Studies, was awarded the 2019 Graduate Student Paper Prize by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine / Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology for her paper, "Envisioning 'Loving Care' in Impermanent Healing Spaces: Sacred and Political Organizing Towards Decolonial Health/Care in Oakland, California." 


Investigating Health of Residents in the Rural South

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine faculty affiliate Dr. Mahasin Mujahid is playing a key role in a new six-year, $21 million study probing the causes of the disproportionately poor health outcomes of people from rural communities in the southern United States. Dr. Mujahid, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UC Berkeley, is serving as a principal investigator (PI) of the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) study to investigate the factors at play in cardiovascular health issues among white, Black, and Latino residents living in the most rural counties in Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Dr. Mujahid is PI of the Social Determinants Core which is responsible for assessing multi-level contextual, psychological, social, and environmental determinants of health among participants.

Featured Books

by Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins (Princeton Press, 2017)

by Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017)

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by Charles L. Briggs and Daniel C. Hallin (Routledge, 2016)


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