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.

Study links gender nonconformity and sexual orientation with lower socioeconomic status

February 6, 2024
Socioeconomic status — frequently measured as a combination of education, income and occupation — has a huge impact on health outcomes.

Infant feeding toolkit supports family caregivers by highlighting importance of mental health, social support and adequate time

February 1, 2024
By providing easy-to-use guidance on relevant measurement tools, researchers hope to promote broader incorporation of caregiver resources into child feeding interventions.

Radon-associated cardiovascular risks highlight need for household testing

January 31, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School have published two studies that highlight emerging associations between home radon concentrations, a common blood abnormality in older women and risk of stroke.

Researchers receive $1.2 million grant to improve cancer screening tracking

December 4, 2023
The grant will fund research designed to facilitate more widespread cancer screening and early detection, culminating in reduced cancer mortality. Specifically, the researchers will use data from CIPHR to create new tools based on insurance claims that more efficiently measure and compare cancer screening use across small geographic areas and groups of people.

UNC Gillings School puts a global focus on water and health

December 1, 2023
Today more than 2 billion people worldwide live without access to safely managed drinking water and more than 3 billion live without safely managed sanitation services. The Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Water Institute at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, marshals global collaboration to address the world’s drinking water and sanitation challenges.  

Helping to create an evidence map for nutrition research in Zambia

October 4, 2023
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Scaling Up Nutrition Learning & Evaluation (SUN LE) program, through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the University of Zambia (UNZA), has created an evidence map of nutrition research conducted in Zambia.  

Gillings students, alumni and faculty contribute to NCMJ themed issue on violence prevention

September 25, 2023
Scientists from the Gillings School collaborated with N.C. public health experts on an issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal documenting common-sense community-based programs and people that are working to make firearm ownership safer in the state using evidence-based approaches to lower the probability of firearm-related injuries and deaths.

Lusajo Kajula, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, encourages Gillings students to ‘think globally’

September 14, 2023
This fall, Dr. Lusajo Kajula will be sharing her global health expertise with Gillings students and the Durham County Health Department as the Gillings School's first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

How to give and ask for mental health support

September 5, 2023
Dr. Edwin Fisher, a Carolina clinical psychologist and professor of health behavior at the Gillings School, explains peer support for mental health and offers tips to help yourself and others.

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