October 2, 2019 A randomized controlled trial from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health finds that even brief exposure to health warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages reduced purchases of those beverages, providing evidence that such warnings promote healthier drink choices.
August 22, 2019 Dr. Marissa Hall will design and evaluate pictorial health warnings for food products. Dr. Sarah Mills will model the public health impact of a national menthol cigarette ban.
August 15, 2019 Dr. Kurt Ribisl has been appointed as the inaugural Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor in Health Behavior. His appointment began June 1. Dr. Jo Anne Earp, for whom the professorship is named, is a nationally recognized health behavior researcher and educator.
August 9, 2019 In 2016, child protective services (CPS) agencies in the United States received an estimated 4.1 million allegations of abuse or neglect. Previous research suggests that a report made to CPS is a marker of child risk and vulnerability — regardless of what the outcome is. A new study delves deeper into this connection from a public health perspective, analyzing the factors associated with different patterns of CPS contact among families in Alaska.
July 30, 2019 In March 2016, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act — commonly known as HB2 — became law in North Carolina. While the statewide economic ramifications of HB2 have been well-documented, little attention was given to the ways HB2 might have impacted the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities in the state.
July 9, 2019 African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) and have never been tested for HIV are a small group, but they have a significant impact on the HIV epidemic. New research from a faculty member at the Gillings School shows that efforts to end this epidemic must address the different needs of men who have been historically underserved by HIV prevention and treatment efforts.
UNC Gillings researchers look inside ‘black box’ of weight management interventions for young adults
July 2, 2019 In the United States, young adults (aged 18‐35 years) are experiencing the greatest rates of weight gain, paired with increased cancer risk and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The public health burden among young adults due to obesity is only expected to grow in the future, driving an urgent need for effective weight‐related interventions.
June 12, 2019 Allie Atkeson, Adrienne Lloyd and Laura Ellen Powis were among the 19 recipients of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship. Atkeson and Powis are both master’s students in the maternal and child health department, and Lloyd is a master’s student in the health behavior department.
June 11, 2019 The production and sale of falsified and substandard medicines is a public health pandemic that requires greater national and international oversight, according to a recent review article from a team of public health researchers and industry leaders.
May 15, 2019 "Disrupted: Eviction & Health in Durham, NC" is a website and exhibit that offers a glimpse into how eviction often leads to poor health outcomes. The project, which sheds light on this issue in Durham, North Carolina, is the work of Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno, a dual Master’s degree candidate in public health and city and regional planning.