April 19, 2021 Research from the Department of Health Policy and Management suggests that a new enhanced primary care model shows promise to improve the quality of health services provided to people with serious mental illness and reduce their hospital visits.
April 15, 2021 In a new paper, Gillings School researchers -- together with partners in Mexico, Chile, South Africa and Brazil -- share what their research has shown works worldwide to shift nutritional landscapes. And they express an urgent call to cull the upswing in unhealthy food intake that is leading to chronic illnesses.
April 8, 2021 Adolescents who frequently see billboard or storefront advertisements for recreational cannabis are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of a cannabis use disorder, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
April 5, 2021 In a new commentary, Gillings School epidemiologists call for an approach to monitoring COVID-19 data that compares risks across racial and ethnic demographics in order to create a more equitable response to the pandemic.
March 29, 2021 A clinical trial at U.S. college campuses, co-led by Dr. Audrey Pettifor, will test if COVID-19 vaccines prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
March 24, 2021 During Carolina's Pandemic Year, when University communicators needed to get lifesaving messages to students and employees, they called on top public health experts who also happen to be Carolina faculty.
March 23, 2021 Dr. Christopher M. Shea of the Department of Health Policy and Management proposes a new model of research on implementation champion impact, with the ultimate goal of disseminating evidence-based tools for health system leaders to support champions within their organizations.
March 18, 2021 As part of The Lancet’s Commission on COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics Task Force, Dr. Timothy Sheahan has contributed to a new primer for health care providers addressing common misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
March 8, 2021 New research led by UNC Gillings School students and faculty has mapped global ground-level ozone concentrations by year using a data fusion. This is the first time this method has been applied to ozone observations globally. The findings were used by the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study, which estimated that about 365,000 people around the world died in 2019 from exposure to ozone pollution.
March 5, 2021 Dr. Noel Brewer has been named to The Lancet Commission for Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance and Demand in the USA, which seeks to find practical solutions to vaccine misinformation, hesitancy and refusal in America.