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 20, 2021 Two undergraduate students represented the Gillings School in the running for the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Aneesha Tucker was the scholarship winner, receiving $2,000. Amy Lo was one of two runners-up, earning $1,500.
March 4, 2021 Twelve students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teamed up to publish a perspective in the American Journal of Public Health about why and how they — the next generation of public health leaders — must center human rights in their work.
March 4, 2021 The International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics has announced that a paper featuring the work of Dr. Marisa Domino and Dr. Joseph Morrissey has won the 2021 Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research.
March 3, 2021 Dr. Alex Gertner, a 2020 alumnus in health policy and management, is the recipient of The Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the field of social sciences for his dissertation “Quality and Access of Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Medicaid.”
March 1, 2021 Danielle Doughman coauthored an article published in PLOS One that reports on research in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess government policies to support access to, knowledge about and consumption of healthy food in Kenya and suggest actions the government can take to improve them.
February 2, 2021 The Association of Black Women Physicians honored Chandra Ford with a lifetime achievement award.
February 2, 2021 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students created the I4 Boundary Spanners program to address local COVID-19 concerns by combining data analysis with firsthand community perspectives.
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.