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Greater diversity in genetic studies helps researchers uncover new insights

April 13, 2022
Researchers from Penn State and the Gillings School identified 42 regions of the genome related to health and growth by examining data from Hispanic/Latino individuals.

Gillings faculty, students and alumni track human rights effects of COVID-19 response

November 10, 2021
The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic was uniquely widespread and rapid, with equally widespread potential for human rights impacts across nations and throughout the world. A group of faculty members, students and alumni of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health created a database that uses media coverage to monitor potential violations of human rights.

Study shows new machine learning method may lead to optimal cancer treatment decisions

December 4, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have developed a computational framework to generate evidence-based optimal cancer treatment decisions informed by a patient’s genomic biomarkers. The findings, which may aid in the development of precision cancer treatments, are published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

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Linda Adair, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Alice Ammerman, DrPHMildred Kaufman Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Ralph S. Baric, PhDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Melinda Beck, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAEDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Kyle S. Burger, PhD, MPH, RDProfessor and Associate Chair for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Ximena M. Bustamante-Marin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Ian Carroll, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Myron Cohen, MDYeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Global HealthDepartment of Epidemiology
Lawrence S. Engel, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH, FAHAProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
John E. French, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Rebecca Fry, PhDCarol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health and Associate Chair for Strategic InitiativesDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Melissa Gilkey, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Carol Golin, MDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Interim Vice Chancellor for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rachel Graham, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Derek P. Hales, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Michael Hudgens, PhDProfessor and ChairDepartment of Biostatistics
Folami Ideraabdullah, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Yuchao Jiang, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Martin Kohlmeier, MDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Natalia I. Krupenko, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Sergey A. Krupenko, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Feng-Chang Lin, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Nobuyo Maeda, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and MedicineDepartment of Nutrition
Katie Meyer, ScDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Sandra Mooney, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Herbert Peterson, MDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Kimberly Powers, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
John S. Preisser, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Matthew A. Psioda, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Bahjat Qaqish, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Julia Rager, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Rohit Ramaswamy, PhDPhD ProfessorDepartments of and Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Leadership Program
Naim Rashid, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPHDean and Professor EmeritaDepartment of Health Behavior
Mya L. Roberson, MSPH, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Wayne Rosamond, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Saame "Raz" Shaikh, PhDProfessor and ChairDepartment of Nutrition
Jeffrey Simms, MSPHAssistant Professor, Director of Student Life and Alumni RelationsDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Susan M. Smith, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Delisha Stewart, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Alison Stuebe, MDProfessor and Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child FeedingDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FANDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Susan Sumner, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Deborah Tate, PhDProfessorDepartments of Health Behavior and Nutrition
Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhD, MSPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Carmina G. Valle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Anissa I. Vines, MS, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Saroja Voruganti, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Steven Zeisel, MD, PhDProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Nutrition
Donglin Zeng, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics

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