September 1, 2018 Dr. Alison Stuebe helped conduct an expansive review of breastfeeding research to assess breastfeeding’s connection to positive maternal health outcomes and summarize the effectiveness of policies and programs that promote breastfeeding.
Maternal and Child Health Research
August 31, 2018 A new Gillings School study has found that combining social services with tuberculosis (TB) treatments in Ukraine lowers the rate of treatment default, which improves patient outcomes and could help stymie the rates of multidrug resistance to the disease. Photo by Rogiro.
August 12, 2018 A new study by Drs. Sachiko Ozawa and James Herrington, and colleagues, found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 13 percent of the essential medicines that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population fall in this category. Map design by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
August 3, 2018 Drs. Krista Perreira and Jonathan Oberlander are co-authors of an article about a proposed federal plan that could have major life and health consequences for millions of immigrant families. Photo by Rutgers School of Nursing.
July 19, 2018 A recent study in North Carolina found that, in the first two weeks after being released from prison, former inmates were 40 times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than someone in the general population.
July 8, 2018 Doctoral student Anna Austin led a study predicting which children are at risk for intervention by child protective services agencies. Risk factors include the mother's marital status, educational and socio-economic levels, and whether she had experienced initimate partner violence in the year prior to the child's birth. Photo by Petras Gagilas.
May 31, 2018 Dr. Alison Stuebe led a revised opinion on postpartum care from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) that establishes a “fourth trimester” of comprehensive care for new mothers.
May 30, 2018 In a new commentary led by a student at the Gillings School, several experts review the legal construct of ‘obstetric violence,’ which currently is being used in Latin America to confront mistreatment of women during childbirth.
March 28, 2018 UNC Gillings' Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.
Study finds association of childhood abuse, neglect with misuse of prescription opioids in early adulthood
March 4, 2018 A new study by Gillings School investigators examines the association of childhood abuse and neglect with prescription opioid misuse in early adulthood-- and the role of pain and depressive symptoms in adolescence in this association. Doctoral student Anna Austin and Dr. Meghan Shanahan are study co-authors.