Carol Golin, MD

Professor Department of Health Behavior
Professor Department of Medicine

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carol_golin@med.unc.edu

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

Carol Golin is a physician, director of the Social and Behavioral Research Core at the UNC Center for AIDS Research, and a professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and in the UNC Department of Medicine.

She is engaged in research on the development and assessment of behavioral interventions to enhance compliance and health care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and access to care for incarcerated persons.

In addition, Dr. Golin studies the influence of patient-provider communication on health outcomes with a particular interest in the effects of enhanced patient participation in medical decision-making. She is also interested in behavioral interventions to prevent the secondary spread of HIV.

Representative Courses

Communication for Health-Related Decision Making (HBEH 715) | Syllabus

Research Activities

Research interests
Cancer
Diabetes
Health behavior
Health communication
HIV/AIDS
Infectious diseases
Minority health
Sexually transmitted diseases
Women’s health

Research activities
Carol Golin is engaged in research on the development and assessment of behavioral interventions to enhance compliance and health care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and access to care for incarcerated persons. In addition, she studies the influence of patient-provider communication on health outcomes with a  particular interest in the effects of enhanced patient participation in medical decision-making. She is also interested in behavioral interventions to prevent the secondary spread of HIV.  She has a joint appointment with UNC’s Department of Medicine and is the Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core for the UNC Center for AIDS Research.

Key Publications

A randomized controlled trial of an intervention to maintain suppression of hiv viremia following prison release: the imPACT trial. Wohl DA, Golin CE, Knight K, Gould M, Carda-Auten J, Groves J, Napravnik S, Cole SR, White B, Fogel C, Rosen DL, Mugavaro M, Pence BW, Flynn P.  (2017). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr..

Education

MD, Medicine, University of North Carolin at Chapel Hill, 1989

BA, Sociology / Anthropology, Oberlin College, 1980