April 16, 2019 Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are useful tools when studying questions related to child maltreatment, as they allow researchers to graphically depict relationships among variables and ensure strong results for informing prevention and intervention strategies. A new paper makes DAGs more accessible to maternal and child health researchers by providing concrete examples of their use.
Maternal and Child Health Research
January 25, 2019
“This work is particularly timely in the context of broader social movements toward greater health equity across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation,” said Dr. Kate Muessig, senior author of the study. Photo by Gabriel Antonio.
January 1, 2019
Doctoral student Isabel Morgan recently published the results of three projects on women's reproductive health, conducted while she worked at the CDC. Photo by Andre Adjahoe.
December 21, 2018
Drs. Nicole Kahn and Carolyn Halpern said their study is an important addition to the growing research on gender conformity and sexual orientation because it covers a broader sample over a longer period of time. Photo by Sammie Vasquez.
December 19, 2018
“This is an old, established system,” said co-author Dr. Dilshad Jaff. “To reform and change it requires a huge commitment, strong political will, courage – and time. It takes time to change behavior and mindset.”
December 5, 2018
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute's Kathy Parry and Dr. Kristin Tully led the study, which was published in the journal Birth. Photo by Julie Johnson.
October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.
September 23, 2018 This fall, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence will publish a special issue, "Preventing violence: The role of public policies in preventing intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence." The issue features several articles by Gillings School researchers, including the commentary, "Leveraging Data to Strengthen Campus Sexual Assault Policies," published online Sept. 5. Photo by Ed Yourdon.
September 22, 2018 Drs. Dilshad Jaff and Aunchalee Palmquist are working with global collaborators to improve health services delivery to displaced Yazidi families in Iraq.
September 13, 2018 Sexual minorities in the United States are poorer than are their straight peers, and the income gap is even wider among women, according to research published by Gillings School researchers in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.