Health Policy Research Scholars champion racial equity in public health

March 3, 2020
Jennifer Richmond and Samuel Baxter are both doctoral candidates at the UNC Gillings School. They’re also emerging leaders with plans to make patient care — and the public health field — more equitable.

Alcohol problems cost Baltimore more than $2 per drink

March 2, 2020
A new study models how cities can estimate the true cost of alcohol.

For adults with multiple chronic conditions, there is room for improvement in engagement with patients and families

February 18, 2020
People with multiple chronic conditions often rely on support from family members when managing treatment and making health care decisions, but few documented medical interventions exist that focus on engaging both patients and their families.

Closing liquor stores in Baltimore residential neighborhoods could prevent 22 homicides, save $27.5M each year

February 13, 2020
In the wake of the implementation of TransForm Baltimore, which included provisions to remove liquor stores from Baltimore’s residential neighborhoods, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins University shows that closing 80 of these liquor stores could prevent 22 homicides and save $27.5 million each year.

Researchers find little progress on alcohol policy globally, call for stronger approach

February 11, 2020
Almost ten years ago, the World Health Organization adopted a voluntary global strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol. A new survey shows it isn’t working.

Pictures on cigarette warning labels can help smokers kick the habit despite lack of effect on risk beliefs

February 5, 2020
A new study co-led by Dr. Noel Brewer has found that pictures on cigarette warning labels increase the likelihood that smokers will quit even though they do not increase belief in the risk of harm smoking can cause.

UNC and Shanghai collaborate on promising models for the global challenge of diabetes

February 3, 2020
Dr. Edwin Fisher and Peers for Progress have collaborated with colleagues in Shanghai on a paper showing the contributions of peer support to diabetes management as part of a special section of Translational Behavioral Medicine devoted to prevention and management of diabetes in varied international settings.

Linnan honored with paper of the year award for research on workplace health in America

January 23, 2020
Dr. Laura Linnan is first author on a paper about workplace health in the United States that has been chosen by the American Journal of Health Promotion as the Editor-in-Chief Paper of the Year for 2019 and one of nine on the “Best of 2019 List.”

Alcohol ads visible outside Baltimore's liquor stores linked to increased violent crime

January 21, 2020
A new study found that Baltimore liquor outlets with alcohol ads visible from the street had higher levels of homicide, aggravated assault, rape and robbery within 1,000 feet of the premises.

Gillings School's Dean Rimer honored for service

January 21, 2020
Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, Alumni Distinguished Professor and dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored with the General Alumni Association's Faculty Service Award.

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