Prenatal substance use linked to inadequate prenatal, perinatal care

May 11, 2022
Gillings School maternal and child health researchers found that people who engage in prenatal substance use are more likely to initiate prenatal care later and receive inadequate care before and after birth, with the most pronounced differences in those who report illicit substance use.

The Abstract: May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022
Earnest becomes director of admissions, UNC Asheville and the Gillings School join forces with the Center for Native Health, and Gillings epidemiologists publish new research on swine coronavirus.

Improving maternal health equity through workforce development at UNC

April 19, 2022
The Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to address systemic racism in maternal health and reduce inequities in maternal mortality through workforce training that centers equity.

Gillings community members honored with 2022 awards for mentorship, teaching, research and service

April 18, 2022
Four members of the Gillings School community were selected to receive the School’s most prestigious awards: Drs. Andrew Olshan (Larsh Award), Daniel Westreich (McGavran Award), Clare Barrington (Greenberg Award) and Dilshad Jaff (Barr Award).

Fewer women with disabilities use modern contraception in India, study finds

March 18, 2022
Women with disabilities in Rajasthan, India, are less likely to use modern forms of contraception compared to other users of family planning services, according to a new study from the Gillings School.

The Abstract: February 28, 2022

February 28, 2022
Our faculty and alumni lead the way with research in reproductive justice, opioid overdose, nutrition strategies and the effect of oil spill cleanup on hypertension risk.

Women in urban Senegal seek less biased contraceptive access

February 21, 2022
Women in urban Senegal seeking family planning services tend to avoid providers with a bias that would prevent them from acquiring their preferred method of contraception, according to new research from Dr. Ilene Speizer.

Gillings students tackle maternal mental health in two equity-focused publications

February 15, 2022
Developing equitable policies to support mental health during the perinatal period — the months/years before and after birth — requires addressing the intersecting effects of racism, poverty, lack of childcare and inadequate postpartum support.

Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya and beyond

February 14, 2022
An ongoing project reveals a perceived sense of milk insufficiency among mothers in Kenya due to food insecurity caused by the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Abstract: February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022

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