HIV research in the time of COVID-19: Chunyan Li studies barriers to PrEP in Guangdong and a unique intervention

February 6, 2023
Chunyan Li is a social and behavioral researcher in the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School applying socially innovative and community-engaged approaches to promote public health in global settings. For her dissertation, she worked with UNC Project-China to assess barriers to PrEP in the province of Guangdong. She also tested a phone app intervention to improve HIV/sexual health care.

The Abstract: January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
Our work has a global impact! Read about new HIV research with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, a global health workshop on air quality in Africa, and an economic report on the impact of health and science misinformation in Canada.

Gillings experts emphasize health policy’s role in transgender human rights

December 13, 2022
Gillings School alumni Aoife O'Connor and Maximillian Seunik talk about their new publication that explores the ways gender-inclusive human rights laws could strengthen health care rights for trans people and other marginalized communities.

Scholars present during the first annual Global Health Scholars Symposium

November 23, 2022
The First Annual Global Health Scholars Symposium took place on Nov. 11, sponsored by the Institute of Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Gillings School. The symposium showcased over 30 investigators from UNC and global sites around the world, including doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

UNC researchers find FDA Real Cost ads reduce teen openness to vaping

October 13, 2022
New UNC research has found that the FDA's Real Cost ads effectively lowered teens' openness to vaping and smoking.

Researchers suggest more detailed alcohol warning labels could reduce health harms

August 27, 2022
You know drinking alcohol isn’t the best thing for your health, but just how bad is it? After all, in the United States, two thirds of adults report some degree of alcohol use. In a new study, researchers propose updating alcohol container warning labels with clear guidance to help consumers make more informed decisions about how much they imbibe.

Shelus studies antimalarial drug use and practice at drug shops in Uganda

August 25, 2022
Recent doctoral alumna Victoria Shelus conducted her dissertation research in Bugoye, Uganda, to understand the role that local drug shops play in making antimalarial treatments more accessible and how they can be leveraged to manage the spread of malaria in the region.

Which strategies will really make North Carolinians healthier?

August 18, 2022
Two teams of researchers from the Gillings School attempt to answer this question as part of the Policies and Programs section of the July issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.

New study explores intimate partner violence as precursor to suicide

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.

Health, environmental focused messaging boosts Meatless Monday campaign

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.

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