With concerns mounting over the vaccination slowdown, some U.S. states and cities are offering incentives for residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Noel Brewer says these incentives are expected to increase vaccinations by about 8%.
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At the Gillings School’s 2021 virtual Commencement celebration — happening May 15 — Dr. Mitchell, a biostatistics alumna, will share lessons she’s learned during 20+ years of practicing biostatistics during the day and pursuing music in her free time.Read more about this year's Commencement speaker.
Mitchell serves as director of biostatistics for Syneos Health and is co-founder of the Art of Cool Project, a nonprofit organization in Durham, North Carolina, that brings jazz music to a broader public.
Department of Nutrition alumnus Kevin Travia is now in medical school, but he stills serves as Chairman of the Board for the mobile health clinic he founded. Called Railcare Health, the nonprofit serves dual purposes: offering experiences for college students who want to work directly with rural communities and providing quality health care where it’s needed, for those who need it.Read This Story
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Accurate interpretation and use of data is crucial to understanding public health needs and devising comprehensive, evidence-based solutions.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
The environments in which we live, work and play invariably affect public health. In fact, environmental exposures – most of which can be prevented – account for nearly one quarter of all diseases worldwide.
Epidemiology — the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and other risk factors in a population — is the cornerstone of public health inquiry and problem solving.
Health behaviorists use social and behavioral science to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies that promote health and foster social justice.
Health Policy and Management
Health policy experts address the complex challenges of health care delivery and produce cutting-edge analyses that impact policy at all levels, improving population health.
Maternal and Child Health
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.
This dynamic field encompasses nutrition science as well as behavior change, communication, counseling and the effects of dietary culture on individuals and within communities.
Public Health Leadership
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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