Email: rachel_wilbur at med.unc.edu
Office: Alumni Hall 410B
Bio of research interest: My dissertation research focuses on the effects of social determinants of health and historical trauma on the human epigenome and the ways in which the resulting epigenetic changes impact contemporary health among Native American and Alaska Native populations.
Wilbur, R., Corbett, S., Drisko, J. (2016). Tuberculosis morbidity at Haskell Institute, a Native American youth boarding school, 1910-1940: Impacts of historical and existing social determinants of health. Annals of Anthropological Practice. (accepted).
Wilbur, R., Stein, A., Pinzon, E., Ahmed, O., McNair, O., Ribisl, K. (2015). Smoke-free multiunit housing policy: Caretakers’ perspectives on economic and personal impacts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(7): 8092-8102. PMID: 26184274
Buchbinder, M., Wilbur, R., McLean, S., Sleath, B. (2015). “Is there any way I can get something for my pain?” Patient strategies for requesting analgesics. Patient Education and Counseling 98(2): 137-143. PMID 25468395
Buchbinder, M., Wilbur, R., Zuskov, D., McLean, S., Sleath, B. (2014). Teachable moments and missed opportunities for smoking cessation counseling in a hospital emergency department: A mixed-methods study of patient provider communication. BMC Health Services Research 14(1):651. PMID:25526749.
BA/BS University of Washington, 2011
MPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (in progress)