Epidemiology student featured in UNC IGHID report on reconciling guns and health
February 23, 2018
Doctoral student Josie Caves conducts research about intimate partner violence involving a firearm. “My research goal is to flesh out the circumstances where regulations can lower rates of violence,” Caves says.
Study suggests decreasing time spent depressed could improve HIV outcomes
February 21, 2018
For patients living with HIV, depression is common. A new study links greater time spent depressed with increased likelihood of missing medical appointments, increased risk of HIV treatment failure and higher mortality rates.
Groundbreaking study creates global estimates of environmental safety challenges in health-care facilities
February 16, 2018
A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
Study finds self-collected specimens comparable to physician-collected specimens for STI screening accuracy
February 8, 2018
A new study in Nairobi, Kenya, found that self-collection of specimens was comparable to physician-collection for the screening of four sexually transmitted infections in a population of female sex workers.
New research on global surface ozone levels highlights regions, populations most affected by air pollution
February 7, 2018
Dr. Joseph Pinto is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the universities of Leicester and Edinburg and 12 other institutions.
Characklis and team awarded $2.5M NSF grant to study flood, drought conditions in Oregon
February 2, 2018
Dr. Gregory Characklis is part of a team awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the variability of flood and drought conditions in Oregon and the effects of those conditions on food, water and energy production in the region.
Jaff proposes strategies to reduce traffic-related deaths, injuries in Kurdistan region of Iraq
February 2, 2018
Dr. Dilshad Jaff has analyzed the problem of road traffic accidents in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and proposes strategies to diminish the financial and human toll associated with that public health challenge. His commentary appears in the Middle East Journal of Family Medicine.
Popkin to present AHA’s Kritchevsky Lecture
January 31, 2018
Dr. Barry M. Popkin has been invited by the American Heart Association Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council to present the David Kritchevsky Memorial Lecture in New Orleans on March 22.
New edited volume informs breastfeeding through anthropological research
January 26, 2018
Two researchers from the Gillings School contributed to a recently published book, “Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches,” which is the first edited volume on anthropology and breastfeeding published in more than 20 years.
Article by three Gillings researchers is Journal of Human Lactation’s top-read post for 2017
January 26, 2018
Three researchers linked with the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health co-authored the Journal of Human Lactation’s most-read article of 2017. Their systematic review examined Step 3 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, an outline for maternity practices that serves as the foundation for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.