Structural and systemic racism in health care system affects HIV care for Black women

November 19, 2020
For Black women in the southern United States, mistrust of the health care system that is grounded in structural and systemic racism is a key factor affecting participation in HIV prevention and treatment services, according to a recent study that includes research from Dr. Carol Golin.

Adams records experiences from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

November 2, 2020
Brandon Adams, who is seeking a degree in health behavior at the Gillings School, spent the summer documenting experiences of public health and health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Viewpoint: Unhealthy food needs prominent warning labels

October 14, 2020
The United States should require prominent warning labels on front-of-product packaging to alert consumers when food products contain high levels of unhealthy nutrients, according to a recent JAMA Viewpoint article co-authored by Gillings School faculty member Marissa Hall.

Sidibe relies on collaboration, flexibility and speed to direct CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 response

September 18, 2020
As emergency response director for the CDC Foundation, Turquoise Sidibe has tackled everything from hurricanes to the opioid crisis. Since her unit was activated in January 2020, she has led implementation and evaluation of the CDC Foundation’s more than 100 active COVID-19 projects.

UNC faculty support new public campaign urging North Carolinians to “Get Behind the Mask”

September 11, 2020
The “Whatever Your Reason” campaign, a new statewide public effort to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in the collective fight against COVID-19, was launched recently by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Two Gillings School researchers advised on the campaign.

Golden named vice chair of Department of Health Behavior

September 8, 2020
Dr. Shelley Golden, associate professor of health behavior at the Gillings School, was named vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Health Behavior. The appointment became effective September 1.

Study finds source of COVID-19 messaging impacts effectiveness

September 1, 2020
According to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, COVID-19 prevention messaging is more effective when attributed to a health organization rather than the president of the United States.

Peer support helps people cope — from police to veterans to those affected by COVID-19

August 18, 2020
In a recent journal article, Dr. Edwin B. Fisher shares findings on how telephone-based peer support can provide emotional and tangible resources for people at high risk for mental health problems. In an accompanying editorial, he discusses the additional problems callers are facing now due to the novel coronavirus.

Suzanne Maman named associate dean for global health

July 28, 2020
Dr. Suzanne Maman has been appointed associate dean for global health, the Gillings School’s chief global leader and liaison, responsible for evolving global strategy and global health initiatives. She will begin this role on Sept. 1.

Anderson named founding dean of UC San Diego school of public health

July 21, 2020
Dr. Cheryl Anderson was named founding dean of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California San Diego.

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