April 11, 2022 Intimate partner violence is a precursor to 6.1% of all suicides, according to a new study led by health behavior researchers at UNC.
April 1, 2022 Messages that emphasize the health and environmental benefits of participating in Meatless Monday are an effective way to encourage people to eat less meat, according to new findings from Gillings School researchers.
Nutrition claims on sugary fruit drinks can lead to less healthy choices for children, new study finds
March 8, 2022 Parents are more likely to choose a fruit drink with added sugar for their young child when the drink’s packaging includes nutrition-related claims, according to a new study that features research from the Gillings School.
March 4, 2022 Guaranteed cash payments are the most effective way to encourage people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new report co-authored by Dr. Noel Brewer in The Lancet Regional Health.
February 22, 2022 Clandestine agreements between tobacco companies and retailers around the world are heavily incentivizing the sale and promotion of tobacco products and undermining public health efforts to decrease tobacco use.
February 4, 2022 Gay and lesbian adults are more likely to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have confidence in the safety of vaccines than heterosexuals, according to a CDC report that features research from Dr. Noel Brewer. The data can help public health officials tailor education and outreach to further overcome barriers that prevent LGBT people from getting vaccinated.
February 1, 2022 A study in PLOS Medicine is the first to examine in a realistic setting whether pictorial health warnings on sugary drinks influence which beverages parents buy for their children. The findings are promising: The warnings reduced parental purchases of sugary drinks for their kids by 17 percentage points.
January 14, 2022 People who receive COVID-19 vaccine recommendations from their doctor or health care provider are more likely to get vaccinated, according to a report from the CDC that includes research from Dr. Noel Brewer.
November 24, 2021 Five of the COVID-19 research projects funded through a special round of Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs) have now been completed, and the two remaining are expected to wrap in early 2022. Their work has been critical in influencing local and global pandemic response efforts through policy, practice and community engagement.
November 16, 2021 Nine academics from the Gillings School were recently named to the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.