April 8, 2021 A new study shows that South Africa’s 2018 tax on sugary beverages led to a reduction in purchases of the beverages, which could mean purchasers are consuming less excess sugar and fewer calories.
April 8, 2021 Adolescents who frequently see billboard or storefront advertisements for recreational cannabis are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of a cannabis use disorder, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
April 8, 2021 Dr. Musa Manga is working with the Water Institute to investigate how human waste is returned to the environment in Tamil Nadu, India. Early results are upending much of what we thought we knew about safe sanitation practices.
April 8, 2021 Gillings School alumnus and faculty member Dr. Joe Brown is investigating the prevalence of sanitation-related pathogens in low-income communities in rural Alabama.
April 5, 2021 In a new commentary, Gillings School epidemiologists call for an approach to monitoring COVID-19 data that compares risks across racial and ethnic demographics in order to create a more equitable response to the pandemic.
March 30, 2021 Once again, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health was ranked by peer leaders as the number one public school of public health in the United States — and number two overall. The rankings were published March 30 by U.S. News and World Report.
March 29, 2021 A clinical trial at U.S. college campuses, co-led by Dr. Audrey Pettifor, will test if COVID-19 vaccines prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
March 24, 2021 During Carolina's Pandemic Year, when University communicators needed to get lifesaving messages to students and employees, they called on top public health experts who also happen to be Carolina faculty.
March 23, 2021 Dr. Christopher M. Shea of the Department of Health Policy and Management proposes a new model of research on implementation champion impact, with the ultimate goal of disseminating evidence-based tools for health system leaders to support champions within their organizations.
March 22, 2021 Dr. Sandra Martin is a professor, associate chair for research and director of graduate studies in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School. She is also the 2021 recipient of UNC's Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement.