October 25, 2017

Paul Shafer

Paul Shafer

Paul Shafer, doctoral student in health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 28 students selected from across the country to present his research at the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session, to be held at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting and exposition Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta.

Shafer’s project, “Effect of Advertising for a State-based Health Insurance Marketplace on Information-seeking Behavior, will be showcased along with others on Monday, Nov. 6, from 12:30 – 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Founded at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1924, Delta Omega was established to promote graduate study in the still-new field of public health. Today, the organization has more than 100 chapters throughout the world and more than 20,000 members from graduates schools and programs of public health, as well as from the public health practice community.

Shafer entered the 2017 Gillings School Spotlight on Student Research poster competition, where members of the Gillings School chapter of Delta Omega selected his work to move forward for consideration by the Delta Omega national office.

“I am excited and honored to represent the Gillings School and share this work with my peers and the public health community at APHA this year,” he said. “This research is very timely, given the large federal reductions in advertising recently announced for the upcoming Affordable Care Act open enrollment, and I hope it is only a first step toward more work in this area.”


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