Gillings alum named founding dean of new College of Global Population Health

April 4, 2022
Dr. David Steeb was named dean of a school of public health in March 2022: the new College of Global Population Health, which the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri established to advance its vision for health education and research with a global focus.

Health, environmental focused messaging boosts Meatless Monday campaign

April 1, 2022
Messages that emphasize the health and environmental benefits of participating in Meatless Monday are an effective way to encourage people to eat less meat, according to new findings from Gillings School researchers.

How many steps lead to longevity? Study identifies new daily goals

March 15, 2022
Taking more steps per day can reduce the risk of premature death. This risk levels off around 6,000 to 8,000 for older adults and 8,000 to 10,000 for younger adults, according to a new study that features research from Gillings School epidemiologists.

Secret pacts between tobacco companies and retailers are a bad bargain for public health

February 22, 2022
Clandestine agreements between tobacco companies and retailers around the world are heavily incentivizing the sale and promotion of tobacco products and undermining public health efforts to decrease tobacco use.

Experiences of racism in adolescence raise risk of depression for Black women

February 22, 2022
Black women who frequently experience racism before age 20 are at higher risk of reporting depressive symptoms in adulthood than those who had fewer experiences of racism in early life, according to research from Gillings School epidemiologists.

Author and activist Edgar Villanueva to speak at Gillings School’s 2022 Commencement

February 18, 2022
Edgar Villanueva, MHA, is an award-winning author, activist and expert on issues of race, wealth and philanthropy. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Gillings School and is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe.

Fernandez and Corbie-Smith author book highlighting vital role of community based change in achieving health equity

February 18, 2022
In a new book co-edited by UNC Gillings alum Dr. Claudia S.P. Fernandez and Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, healthcare experts from nurses to social workers present a way forward which represents a shift away from our fragmented and often judgmental approach to health.

Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya and beyond

February 14, 2022
An ongoing project reveals a perceived sense of milk insufficiency among mothers in Kenya due to food insecurity caused by the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Abstract: February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022

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