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A Healthier Understanding of Society

Health doesn’t end at biology - there are many societal and environmental factors that can play a crucial role. The University of Kentucky will be introducing a new Health, Society, and Populations program that will be focused on approaching health illness from a social and structural standpoint in order to recognize the diverse factors that influence well being and available health services. In this podcast, Erin Koch, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Carrie Oser, a professor in the Department of Sociology, discuss the new program, its potential impact on the study of health and medicine, and what they are most excited for as co-directors.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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A Healthier Understanding of Society by UK College of A&S is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Three Perspectives on the Inside-Out Program

In this podcast, we hear from Carrie Oser, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Michele Staton-Tindall, associate professor in the College of Social Work, and Damien Angel, a former student of the College of Social Work, as they talk about their experiences with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. This course, centered around cooperation between “Inside” incarcerated students within the Blackburn Correctional Complex and “Outside” students from the University of Kentucky, explored drug dependency, its relationship with crime, and policy related issues regarding this problem. This course was a first for both Lexington and the University of Kentucky and shaped new perspectives while also establishing a bond between Inside and Outside students. For more information about Inside-Out courses, click here.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard


Taking Both Sides: Three Perspectives on the Inside-Out Program by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Innovative 'Inside-Out' Program Provides Learning Opportunity for UK and Blackburn Prison Students

The UK College of Social Work and Department of Sociology are partnering with the Kentucky Department of Corrections to pilot a new class called "Drugs and Crime, An Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Course.”
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