Gillings Dissertation Awards
Each year, up to two doctoral candidates in the Gillings School of Global Public Health are selected for the Gillings Dissertation Award for Public Health Impact. The $5,000 award rewards scholarly excellence, impact, and innovative contributions to the field of public health. The award furthers UNC Gillings’ mission of fostering the next generation of public health leaders.
2016 Recipients of the Gillings Dissertation Award
Prior Recipients of the Gillings Dissertation Award
Alan Kinlaw, PhD (Epidemiology)
Dissertation: Antibiotic prescribing during infancy and risk of treated obstructive airway diseases during early childhood: a registry-based nationwide cohort study in Denmark
Melissa Cox, PhD (Health Behavior )
Brooke T. Nezami, PhD (Health Behavior, Advisor: Deborah Tate)
Dissertation: Healthy Weight Behaviors and Weight Change in Parents and Children Ages 3-5
Brooke Nezami wins 2016 Impact award.
Ya-Ru Li, PhD (Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Advisor: Jacqueline MacDonald-Gibson)
Dissertation: Assessing Exposure to and Risks of Fine Particulate Air Pollution from Multiple Sources
Carmen Piernas, PhD (Nutrition, Advisor: Barry Popkin)
Dissertation: Low Calorie-‐and Caloric-‐Sweeteners: Diet Quality, Food Intake and Purchase Patterns of U.S. Household Consumers
Allison Groves, PhD (Health Behavior, Advisor: Suzanne Maman)
Dissertation: Prevalence and trajectories of intimate partner violence among South African women during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Heather Paich, PhD (Nutrition, Advisor: Melinda Beck)
Dissertation: The Effects of Adiposity and Type II Diabetes on the Immune Response to Influenza Virus in Adults
Bonnie Lyon, PhD (Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Advisor: Howard Weinberg)
Dissertation: Impact of UV treatment on disinfection byproduct precursors and subsequent byproduct formation from chlorine and chloramine
Student wins poster award.
Dori Steinberg, PhD (Nutrition, Advisor: Deborah F. Tate)
Dissertation: Effect of Daily Self-Weighing on Weight Loss in Adults
Natalie Siu-Eng The, PhD (Nutrition, Advisor: Penny Gordon-Larsen)
Dissertation: The development of young adult obesity and its role on diabetes
Stephen Richardson, PhD (Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Advisor: Michael Aitken)
Dissertation: Effects of in situ bioremediation strategies on the biodegradation and bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in weathered manufactured gas plant soil
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