Health Policy and Management Research
Rozier, Weintraub co-author oral health paper commissioned by National Academies’ Roundtable on Health Literacy
February 22, 2018
Drs. Gary Rozier and Jane Weintraub are co-authors of a comprehensive paper on the integration of oral health, primary care and health literacy. The commissioned work is part of a series of papers aimed at informing, inspiring and activating the development, implementation and sharing of evidence-based health literacy practices and policies.
Chemotherapy before surgery found cost-effective in patients with advanced ovarian cancer
January 24, 2018
In the short term, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) was found to be more cost-efficient than primary surgery in women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer. Additionally, NACT resulted in a greater boost to quality-adjusted life-years per patient.
Study predicts tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Colombia would reduce consumption, boost government revenue
January 4, 2018
Three researchers in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a new study that estimates what outcomes would likely result if Colombia were to institute a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Dubé researches ethics of HIV cure-related research, including perceptions of people living with HIV in the US
December 8, 2017
About 36.7 million people worldwide currently live with HIV. Two recently published papers co-authored by Dr. Karine Dubé help map the complex ethics of research into an HIV cure. Image of HIV drugs is courtesy of NIAID.
Smoke-free air laws found to have no greater financial impact on small businesses than large ones
November 25, 2017
The spread of clean indoor air laws in the U.S. has stagnated in recent years, in part due to concerns that such laws cause an undue economic burden to small businesses. Doctoral student Paul Shafer conducted a statistical analysis that disproved this anecdotal claim.
Examples from Puerto Rico: Why the federal government must stay involved in Medicaid services
November 14, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander and colleagues assess the negative consequences of caps on Medicaid funding in an article published online Nov. 8 in the American Journal of Public Health.
Shafer to represent Gillings School at APHA’s Delta Omega poster session
October 25, 2017
Doctoral student Paul Shafer will represent the Gillings School at the APHA conference as a presenter in the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session.
TB still major public health threat in China due to knowledge-practice gap, study finds
October 17, 2017
Although the prevalence of tuberculosis has more than halved in China since 1990, early diagnosis remains a challenge. A new study led by Dr. Sean Y. Sylvia provides, for the first time, data on the quality of TB care found at three different levels of the Chinese rural health system.
Five new Gillings Innovation Labs awarded
October 5, 2017
Five teams of Gillings School researchers and their collaborators have been awarded new funding for Gillings Innovation Laboratory awards (GILs), beginning this fall. Researchers include Drs. Orlando Coronell, Stephanie Engel, Emily Gower, Stephen Marshall, and Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD, and Steven Meshnick. The awards are administered by Research, Innovation and Global Solutions, the Gillings School unit that manages programs funded by the $50 million Gillings gift.
Lancet report charts path toward health for sub-Saharan countries
September 26, 2017
Dr. Irene Agyepong, Gillings School alumna, is lead author of a new, comprehensive report that charts a roadmap for improved health among sub-Saharan Africans. Published in The Lancet, the report was co-authored by a number of public health researchers and policy makers around the world.