Gillings School of Global Public Health

Study Identifies Complex Network of Factors Impeding Health System Reform in Iraqi Kurdistan

New research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers the first comprehensive research to identify factors that have inhibited the growth of a sustainable health care system in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR), a deficit that has placed the region’s people at risk for worsening health outcomes. Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for… Read more »

Gillings School Researchers Explore Results of Mexican Sugary-Drink Tax

Households in Mexico that regularly purchased high quantities of sugar-sweetened beverages purchased significantly fewer of those beverages after a 2014 excise tax was implemented, a finding which shows the tax is having a positive impact on the country’s public health, particularly among those who have the least healthful habits. UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global… Read more »

Parents, Providers in Five Countries Approve of New Two-Dose HPV Vaccination

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised its recommended dosing schedule for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination from three doses to two doses for adolescents ages 14 and under. Mothers of and health care providers for adolescent girls in five countries preferred the two-dose HPV vaccination schedule, according to new research published October 4 in Cancer… Read more »

Gillings School Faculty Presents Keynote Address at Global Leadership Council

Jamie Bartram, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of The Water Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, was a keynote speaker at the Oct. 4 meeting of the UNC Global Leadership Council. Bartram was recognized,… Read more »

Global Health Partnerships Identify Humanitarian Solutions for Victims of Armed Conflicts

An interdisciplinary team of researchers and global health practitioners from North Carolina and Iraq are working to improve health services delivery to displaced Yazidi families in Iraq. Yazidis are an ethno-religious minority who have suffered extensively during armed conflicts in Iraq. At present, most of the population remain in formal and informal displacement camps in… Read more »

Student Startup to Combat Global Warming with Seaweed

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student startup plans to revolutionize seaweed farming in temperate waters, creating jobs, reducing plastic pollution and cleaning carbon from the atmosphere along the way. Founded by Carolina undergraduate students Eliza Harrison, Lucy Best and Emily Kian, the Phyta initiative aims to cultivate macroalgae, or seaweed, to be… Read more »

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Aaron Williams Honored by RTI International for Distinguished Career and Public Service

Aaron S. Williams, MBA, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and longtime executive at RTI International, has been awarded “emeritus” status by RTI, in recognition of his long and distinguished career in public service. Emeritus status is the highest recognition that RTI bestows on its… Read more »


UNC-Chapel Hill, RTI International Researchers Assess US Travelers’ Knowledge of Zika Virus, Vaccine

A collaboration between researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, RTI International and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine has resulted in the first study to assess and compare United States travelers’ knowledge levels about the Zika virus across three regions: at-risk states, other states and Puerto… Read more »

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Clare Barrington and Team Win Research Award for HIV/AIDS Project in Guatemala

Central America’s first study to critically document the process of creating a community-based clinic for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men has been selected to receive the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations’ (ICASO) 2018 Robert Carr Research Award. The project, “Expanding the Options: A Case Study of Collective Action to Create a Community-based Pre-exposure… Read more »