Gillings alumnae join Biden-Harris administration to enhance well-being of Americans, address pandemic inequities

April 20, 2021
Two Gillings School alumnae have secured influential positions within the Biden-Harris administration: Anne Reid, MPH ’08, is the Department of Health and Human Services’ new deputy chief of staff, and Mayra Alvarez, MHA ’05, will serve on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

Enhanced primary care for people with mental illness could improve service use and quality

April 19, 2021
Research from the Department of Health Policy and Management suggests that a new enhanced primary care model shows promise to improve the quality of health services provided to people with serious mental illness and reduce their hospital visits.

Studer named assistant dean of undergraduate degree programs at the Gillings School

April 13, 2021
Dr. Melanie Studer, assistant professor of health policy and management, has been appointed to the position of assistant dean of undergraduate degree programs at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

What is an innovation champion — and how can we support them?

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.

Tucker, Lo represent Gillings School as MLK Scholarship finalists

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.

The next generation of public health leaders must focus on human rights

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.

Health policy and management researchers win 2021 Willard Manning Award

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.

Gertner wins 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in social sciences

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.”

Research on nutrition-related policy and practices in Kenya identifies a pathway to reduce disease

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.

Ford receives lifetime achievement award

February 2, 2021
The Association of Black Women Physicians honored Chandra Ford with a lifetime achievement award.

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