Research and Innovation at the Gillings School
Our faculty, staff and students solve some of the most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world.
We conduct novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives.
Highly Cited Researchers
Thomas Reuters has updated its list of Highly Cited Researchers in the sciences and social sciences to include three Gillings School of Global Health faculty members: Gerardo Heiss, Yun Li, and Barry Popkin.
Thomas Reuters generated the list by surveying 21 broad subject fields for highly cited papers from 2002-2012, papers that ranked in the top 1% for total citations in the field that year. Each researcher with a highly cited paper was ranked by how many highly cited papers they had from 2002-2012. Those researchers who ranked above the cut off point (the square root of the population of researchers) earned the distinction of highly cited researcher.
Among all 50 U.S. states, North Carolina received the sixth highest amount of funding from the National Institute of Health in 2014. Learn more about North Carolina and the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s research accomplishments (PDF).
Health Policy and Management Associate Professor, Paula Song, PhD, and Professor, Marisa Domino, PhD, are studying the health outcomes of accountable care organizations (ACOs). Specifically, they are evaluating care coordination and outcomes of 2,800 children with disabilities that were recently moved to ACOs in Ohio. Their research is funded with a $1.9 million grant from PCORI. Read more.
The Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs) are designed to solve public health problems and accelerate sustainable solutions across North Carolina and around the world. As many as four awards are available in the amount of up to $150,000 each. Non-binding letters of intent are requested by Oct. 23, and proposals are due by Dec. 1.