Honoring the memory of Professor Emeritus Donald Willhoit

April 12, 2024
Donald Gillmor Willhoit, a professor emeritus  with the Gillings School who combined his deep faith with a love of scientific reasoning, died on March 7. He was 90 years old.

Combining food taxes and subsidies can lead to healthier grocery purchases for low-income households

April 9, 2024
Households buy fewer sugary drinks and more fruits and vegetables under simulated tax policies — without losing money or feeling unsatisfied.

UNC Gillings ranked No. 1 public school of public health in US

April 9, 2024
The Gillings School of Global Public Health has once again been ranked by peer leaders as the top public school of public health in the United States — and number two overall — by U.S. News and World Report.

The Abstract: April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024
A new pilot program selects Gillings student; professors from health behavior and epidemiology receive high honors from organizations; and a new article published regarding chronic obesity.

27 Gillings School undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 5, 2024
Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 150 Nobel Laureates and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.

Garcia wins the 2024 Gertrude M. Cox Award

April 4, 2024
Dr. Tanya Garcia has been honored with the 2024 Gertrude M. Cox Award by the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International.

Research finds temperature disproportionately affects U.S. energy burdens

April 4, 2024
Energy burdens measure the percentage of household income spent on various energy bills, with high energy burdens potentially leading households to make trade-offs among their living needs.

Researchers demonstrate how vital conditions enable perinatal well-being

April 3, 2023
Perinatal mental illness is a leading cause of death during pregnancy and the first postpartum year in the U.S. Dr. Alison Stuebe from the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health authored a study with colleagues on how a holistic approach comprising seven domains can foster conditions for women and birthing people to thrive.

Rager receives $3 million Outstanding New Investigator Award from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

April 3, 2024
Dr. Julia Rager has been honored with the Outstanding New Investigator award for her research on the health risks associated with wildland-urban interface exposure to wildfire smoke.

New research highlights inequities in treatment of postpartum depressive symptoms

April 1, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School and Columbia University have uncovered significant underdiagnosis and undertreatment of postpartum depressive symptoms, as well as stark racial and ethnic inequities in treatment for those with postpartum depressive symptoms.

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