Informal water contracts could provide quicker, cheaper ways to reduce impact of droughts

May 31, 2024
Research led by environmental scientists at the Gillings School suggests that cost-effective informal water contracts could be a quicker and more affordable way to bring water to cities and homes during droughts and other emergencies.

Research finds temperature disproportionately affects U.S. energy burdens

April 4, 2024
Energy burdens measure the percentage of household income spent on various energy bills, with high energy burdens potentially leading households to make trade-offs among their living needs.

New study reveals public perception of the seriousness of COVID-19 in comparison to other health problems in seven middle income countries

December 22, 2023
According to a recent study, most countries perceive respiratory illnesses caused by air pollution and smoking to be a more serious health problem than COVID-19.

Gillings School announces 6 GIL awards to study generative AI in public health

December 14, 2023
As part of the eighth round of Gillings Innovation Labs, six faculty members were awarded $100,000 each to pursue research using generative artificial intelligence (gAI) that focuses on solving real-world problems over the next two years.

Clark, Dussault advance public health scholarship at Institut Pasteur as inaugural Lady Mireille and Sir Dennis Gillings Global Public Health Fellows

December 12, 2023
Drs. Jeliyah Clark and Josée Dussault, Gillings School alumnae, traveled to Paris in early 2023 as part of the fellowship, where they are currently advancing their skillsets and scholarship in public health and anticipate future training in business and finance that can help them become public health entrepreneurs.

UNC Gillings School puts a global focus on water and health

December 1, 2023
Today more than 2 billion people worldwide live without access to safely managed drinking water and more than 3 billion live without safely managed sanitation services. The Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, marshals global collaboration to address the world’s drinking water and sanitation challenges.  

Fifth National Climate Assessment provides roadmap to better air quality and health

November 14, 2023
Dr. Jason West is lead author on the chapter on air quality in the new Fifth National Climate Assessment, which highlights opportunities to coordinate actions that address both climate change and air quality simultaneously.

New study shows forever chemicals found in indoor air and in clothes

November 16, 2023
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "forever chemicals" were found in indoor air and cloth material in a newly published study.

15 Gillings School experts named to Clarivate's 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List

November 15, 2023
Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research and have greatly extended the frontiers of knowledge to make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure.

UNC-led study links exposure to metals in NC well water to preterm birth risk

November 10, 2023
The new study found that in North Carolina, prenatal exposure to certain metals in private well water was linked with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth. 

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