Dissertation Defense: Emily Mangone

Emily Mangone, doctoral candidate within the Department of Health Policy and Management, will defend her dissertation titled "Development and assessment of contraceptive ideational profiles among urban women of reproductive age in Senegal: Implications for health communication programs." Watch the presentation online. To join Zoom meeting, contact vhooker@email.unc.edu for passcode.

Dissertation Defense: Neela Kumar

Health policy and management doctoral candidate Neela Kumar will defend her dissertation research, titled "The effects of high deductible health plans and preventive drug lists on adherence and cost-sharing in individuals with Type 2 diabetes." Watch online. Contact Valerie Hooker with questions.

Dissertation Defense: Eunice Yang

Health policy and management doctoral candidate Eunice Yang will defend her dissertation research, titled "The effect of competition among fully-capitated Medicaid managed care plans on healthcare utilization." Watch online. Contact Valerie Hooker with questions.

Dissertation Defense: Olive Mbah

Doctoral candidate Olive Mbah will present her dissertation research on Thursday, Dec. 16 from Noon-2 pm EST. The title of her dissertation is "The impact of the Affordable Care Act on racial/ethnic and community-level inequities in colorectal cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries." Watch online.

Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact and Risk Prevention

All are invited to register for this free symposium on the topic of marijuana legalization on Feb. 22. Representatives from basic science and community-based prevention will discuss strategies to respond appropriately to spreading changes in state policies. Participants will learn from Colorado's experience with legalization and also discuss North Carolina's current strategy. Learn more and... Read more »

Facul-Tea with Michele Rivkin-Fish

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Russian Flagship Program! Grab a cup of tea (or coffee!) and join us for a chat with Dr. Michele Rivkin-Fish, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Learn more about Dr. Rivkin-Fish's personal experiences in the region and what led her to her current focus on health care in... Read more »

Dissertation Defense: Sejin Lee

Sejin Lee will defend her dissertation research on March 15 at noon. The topic of her dissertation is "Real-world treatment patterns and outcomes for patients with advanced melanoma: Immunotherapy vs targeted therapy." Watch online.

Semblie: Introduction and New Feature Demo

Join the NC TraCS Institute for a live training session for Semblie, a free platform for developing digital health interventions. Semblie was designed with the needs of public health researchers and practitioners in mind. This web-based platform makes it easy to create interactive decision aids and tailored health education tools. This session will introduce the... Read more »

2022 Lambeth Lecture with Dr. Mandy Cohen

Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall 135 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Dr. Mandy Cohen will present "Emerging from the Covid Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?" for the 2022 Thomas Willis Lambeth Lecture in Public Policy. Please join UNC Public Policy in person in Hill Hall or virtually via Zoom. Learn more. Contact Terry Tamari with questions.

Planning Implementation Strategies using Implementation Mapping

Please join NC TraCS and Maria Fernandez, PhD, for a seminar – Planning implementation strategies using Implementation Mapping – on April 12 at 8 a.m. EDT. Implementation Mapping (IM) provides a systematic process for developing strategies to improve the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. In this seminar, learn how IM... Read more »

Health Policy and Management “Visiting Scholar Day:” Rachel Hardeman, PhD

133 Rosenau Hall (Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium) Rosenau Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, tenured Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and Blue Cross Endowed Professor in Health and Racial Equity, will give a lecture titled, “Examining Racism in Health Services Research: Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities.” Dr. Hardeman is a reproductive health equity researcher and... Read more »

Advancing Implementation Science in Precision Public Health: Ensuring Health Equity and Balancing Evolution and Sustainment

Join Dr. David Chambers on April 27 at 2 p.m. EDT for a virtual seminar on implementation science in precision public health. This talk will discuss challenges and opportunities, assumptions and ongoing activities toward advancing implementation science in the context of dynamic systems, an evolving evidence base and a desire to sustain effective health interventions... Read more »

NACCHO Student Chapter Panel on Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach that integrates and articulates health considerations into policymaking across sectors to improve the health of all communities and people. Join the NACCHO Student Chapter at UNC for a virtual panel discussion about the future of advancing the HiAP framework to improve health outcomes and achieve health... Read more »

Dissertation Defense: Kathleen Knocke

Doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management Kathleen Knocke will defend her dissertation research, titled "The impact of rural hospital-based maternity unit closures in North Carolina," on May 10 at 8 a.m. Watch online.