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Price for drug that reverses opioid overdoses soars amid record deaths

Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta is the Gillings School's first Innovation Fellow. Recently, he discussed the current shortage of affordable naloxone — and related overdose deaths — with The Guardian, saying, "It’s not that leaders don’t care. What’s been really fascinating in our conversations with federal officials has been not a lack of compassion, but a total blindness to how the system operates in practice. ​​There’s a huge disconnect between policy and what happens on the ground."

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Health behaviorists use social and behavioral science to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies that promote health and foster social justice.

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Maternal and child health focuses on the determinants and systems that promote and maintain the health of women, children and their families to enhance the future health and welfare of society.

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Applying system thinking and leadership principles in a public health context — with teams, projects, organizations and systems — can eliminate inequities, improve health conditions and foster change in local and global communities.

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