The School’s state-of-the-art laboratories gives our researchers the tools needed to expand their investigations of emerging public health challenges and deepen scientific understanding of health issues affecting North Carolinians and people around the globe. Below are some of the public health challenges our researchers are working to address.

  • Researching the link between nutrition and cancer risk
  • Examining the genetics of obesity
  • Exploring the connection between a person’s diet and viral infections
  • Protecting the safety and purity of air and drinking water
  • Restoring contaminated environment
  • Investigating the effects of contaminant exposure on human population
  • Studying the role of genes in the development of melanoma and cancers of the breast, colon and prostate
  • Researching ways that HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria influence one another and spread in human populations
  • Searching for a SARS vaccine