January 5, 2021 According to Dr. Christina Mack, the National Basketball Association (NBA) made a call in the name of public health when it suspended the 2019-2020 season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan to restart its season — and hold playoffs in a controlled environment, or “bubble” — was ambitious. Mack notes that the NBA’s history of relying on scientific expertise and data to drive decisions greatly contributed to the success of this novel approach.
December 21, 2020 Recent research published in Pediatrics by a team of faculty and alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that existing interventions to increase human papillomavirus vaccinations are cost-effective.
December 16, 2020 This spring, the pandemic left nearly 50 students in the Department of Health Policy and Management without internships needed to fulfill degree requirements. In response, the department coordinated with an ardent alumni community to provide new opportunities.
December 3, 2020 In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, researchers from the Department of Health Policy and Management have published a series of articles in the North Carolina Medical Journal reflecting on the legislation’s impact on health coverage in North Carolina.
November 24, 2020 Dr. Jan Lee Santos – who holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the Gillings School’s Department of Health Policy and Management – is working with several other Gillings alumni and students at Piedmont Health to bring COVID-19 testing to the places it’s needed most in North Carolina.
November 13, 2020 In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, doctoral candidate Caitlin Williams and Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier write that populist policies have hindered public health responses to COVID-19 and could have lasting consequences on health and human rights.
November 5, 2020 Geographic analysis can help identify those that are at higher risk of specific disparities due to social and geographic factors. Dr. Arrianna Planey is a co-author on two recent studies that used such analysis to identify potential health disparities in North Carolina and New York.
October 27, 2020 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1970 from the UNC School of Public Health. The accomplishments of remarkable alumni from that cohort exemplify the School's spirit of public health education and innovation over the past 50 years.
October 22, 2020 With a potential shift in political control on the horizon and COVID-19 cases rising, the outcome of the election on November 3 could be vital for the future of the Affordable Care Act, according to Dr. Jonathan Oberlander.
October 19, 2020 Twenty students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four of the departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.