Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences


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    May 22, 2024 | Rollins, School of Medicine Researchers Awarded $6 million to Study PTSD Screening for Pregnant Black Women

    Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health researchers have been awarded a five-year, $6 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct a study aimed at improving health outcomes for pregnant Black women.

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    May 7, 2024 | Emory Study Finds Scope of Maternal Substance Use Disorder Crisis Larger Than Expected

    Rollins study the first to examine prevalence of SUD diagnoses during all nine months of pregnancy, at the time of delivery, and one year postpartum.

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    May 2, 2024 | Rollins Research Review: WASH-Related Recommendations, Equity in PrEP Uptake, and the Effects of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers’ and Black Men’s Wellbeing

    Last month, Rollins researchers authored papers on a wealth of public health topics. Find summaries of a few highlights here.

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    April 4, 2024 | Syphilis in Newborns is a Growing Concern

    Syphilis cases have seen the most rapid rise of all STIs in recent years. Most concerning is the dramatic increase in cases of congenital syphilis (when a fetus is infected with syphilis during pregnancy), which has increased ten-fold over the past decade. Rollins experts weigh in on how we got here ad what we can do about it.

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    March 27, 2024 | Rollins Research Review: Medication Abortion Knowledge, Pollen and Cardiovascular Disease, and Cost-Effectiveness of Cancer Screening

    Summaries of a handful of research articles published by Rollins faculty in open access publications recently.

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    February 22, 2024 | Rollins Research Review: Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health, Breastfeeding to Curb Antibiotic Resistance, and Experiences of Violence in People Living with HIV

    Summaries of a handful of research articles published by Rollins faculty in open access publications recently.

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    February 2, 2024 | Students Practice Interprofessional Skills, Solve Health Challenges in New IPECP Program

    IPE-ACTS, a new program from the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Office of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice brings together students from the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing to address critical health challenges in Atlanta.

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    January 22, 2024 | Forecasting the Future

    Rollins leadership share insights on what public health issues may take center stage this year.

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    December 15, 2023 | Better Data Needed to Prevent Maternal and Infant Deaths

    Data gaps can help address the maternal mortality crisis and infant deaths in the U.S. Rollins researchers weigh in.

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    December 6, 2023 | Impact of Medicaid Expansion on People Below the Poverty Line Who Inject Drugs

    Study examines role of Medicaid expansion on people who inject drugs living below the federal poverty line.

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    October 27, 2023 | Community Collaborations Needed to Combat the Opioid Crisis Among Indigenous Youth

    Rollins researchers recently published a number of papers about the importance of culturally-responsive opioid prevention initiatives for American Indian/Alaskan Native youth.

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    October 23, 2023 | CARE2HOPE Project Wins 2023 APHA Epidemiology Section Public Health Practice Award

    The CARE2HOPE project has been selected by the APHA Epidemiology Section as the winner of their 2023 Public Health Practice Award in recognition of excellence in public health practice and impact on population health.

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    September 22, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    September 19, 2023 | Majority-Black, Low-Income Neighborhoods in Atlanta Face Gap in Access to Fresh Produce, Report Shows

    In Atlanta's majority-Black and low-income neighborhoods, where small food stores are more common and accessible than grocery stores, residents face issues accessing fresh produce.

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    August 31, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    August 18, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    August 11, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    August 4, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    May 31, 2023 | Ask an Expert: Race, Trauma, and Mental Health With Briana Woods-Jaeger

    This interview with Dr. Briana Woods-Jaeger discusses the mental health effects of racial trauma and violence on youths, and what should be done to address it.

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    April 20, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    March 20, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    February 23, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    January 18, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    December 16, 2022 | Study Shows Impact of Safety Net Programs on Mental Health During COVID

    A new study finds that increasing generosity of safety net programs during COVID was associated with reduced days of poor mental and physical health

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    December 16, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    November 15, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    November 10, 2022 | R. Randall Rollins Building dedication honors legacy of Rollins family, positions school for continued excellence

    The R. Randall Rollins Building is a testament to the vision of advancing public health. It exemplifies the sense of being on a public health campus - one whose guiding principles include "community, wellness, flexibility, identity, and hospitality."

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    November 7, 2022 | Student Organization: Emory Reproductive Health Association

    The Emory Reproductive Health Association (ERHA) is a student-led organization that focuses on creating a diverse and inclusive space for all students by developing sexual and reproductive health projects, programs, and events at Emory University.

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    October 28, 2022 | Camara Phyllis Jones elected to the National Academy of Medicine

    The National Academy of Medicine has elected Camara Phyllis Jones to its elite 2022 class.

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    October 15, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    September 28, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    June 9, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    May 26, 2022 | Rising Rates of People Experiencing Homelessness in Rural Areas Call for Increased WASH Access, Particularly Among Women

    New research led by Rollins investigators highlights the substantial barriers to accessing water, sanitation, and hygiene services among people experiencing homelessness in rural areas.

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    May 5, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    March 14, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    February 24, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    February 10, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    January 27, 2022 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    December 20, 2021 | Elizabeth Walker Receives 2022 ASPPH Early Career Teaching Award

    Elizabeth Walker, PhD, MPH, MAT, has been selected as the 2022 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s (ASPPH) Early Career Teaching Excellence Award winner.

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    November 19, 2021 | Rollins Recent Research Publications

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    November 5, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    October 29, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    June 18, 2021 | Recent Research Publications

    Rollins faculty are prolific authors and collaborators on articles that advance research, provoke thought, and inspire action. This is an abbreviated list of recent publications.

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    May 12, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    April 21, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    April 7, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    March 24, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    March 4, 2021 | Rollins MPH Student’s Popular “Virtual Documentary Night” Series Forges Community

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    February 24, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    February 10, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    January 6, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    December 21, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    November 20, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    November 6, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    October 30, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

    Read a few of the scholarly articles released by Rollins faculty this week.

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    October 23, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

    Read highlighted research published by our faculty this week.

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    September 15, 2020 | PhD Student Awarded NIH’s Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award

    Caitlin Allen will dedicate the next six years conducting research that seeks to reduce cancer disparities.

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    June 18, 2020 | Recent Research Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    June 18, 2020 | Rollins COVID-19 Research

    Rollins faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged with the COVID-19 response. These are a few of the projects planned or underway.

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    May 29, 2020 | Rollins Announces COVID-19 Pilot Grant Award Recipients

    Five projects received funding to support the immediate need for COVID-19-related research.

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    May 1, 2020 | Study Finds Pharmacies Are Under-Prescribing Buprenorphine in Rural Kentucky

    Hannah L. F. Cooper is lead author on a paper that looks at buprenorphine dispensing behaviors in rural Kentucky.

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    April 23, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

  • Milkie Vu

    April 14, 2020 | Doctoral Student Receives P.E.O. Scholar Award and American Psychological Foundation’s Visionary Grant

    Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences Student, Milkie Vu, was recently recognized by two organizations for her academic excellence.

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    March 5, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    February 27, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    February 13, 2020 | Faculty Recognized for Research

    Rollins held a faculty research recognition reception to recognize our faculty's extraordinary efforts in research.

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    February 13, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    February 7, 2020 | Dr. Colleen McBride Named Winship's Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

    McBride will provide vision and oversight for Winship’s community-facing activities in her new role.

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    January 30, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    December 19, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    December 5, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    November 21, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    November 14, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    November 7, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    October 31, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    October 9, 2019 | Study finds states with higher minimum wages have lower STI rates among women

    Rollins study finds states with higher minimum wages experienced lower rates of STI among women in metro areas.

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    September 20, 2019 | Ha Ngan Vu Receives F31 NRSA Fellowship

    Student receives a three-year $135,000 fellowship to support her research surrounding HPV vaccine uptake.

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    September 19, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    September 12, 2019 | Public health researchers find potential association between police brutality, STI rates

    Research shows possible link between police killings of black people and sexually transmitted infections.

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    September 5, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    August 15, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    August 1, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    July 19, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    July 3, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    June 27, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    June 20, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    June 13, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    June 6, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    May 30, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    April 25, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    April 18, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    April 11, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    March 21, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    March 14, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    March 7, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    February 27, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    February 20, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    February 4, 2019 | Rollins Faculty Named President-Elect of SOPHE

    Cam Escoffery is the new president-elect of the Society for Public Health Education.

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    April 23, 2018 | Rollins-Developed Database Integrated into CDC Platform

    Rollins-developed PrEP Locator has been integrated into NPIN's national service directory

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    April 13, 2018 | Kathleen Miner named 2018 Charles Hatcher Award Recipient

    Kathleen Miner is the 2018 recipient of the Charles R. Hatcher Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Health.

  • Dabney P. Evans

    February 7, 2018 | Dabney P. Evans recipient of the 2018 ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award

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    December 7, 2017 | Rollins researchers selected as partners in 10-year Gilead HIV/AIDS COMPASS Initiative

    Rollins researchers have been selected by Gilead Sciences, Inc., as a coordinating center for their new COMPASS Initiative.

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    November 3, 2017 | Award-winning doctoral candidate selected as the 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant recipient

    Casey D. Hall receives 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant

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    October 23, 2017 | Emory Alumni Board honors scholars dedicated to making positive impacts

    Elizabeth Odunaiya is a winner of the Emory Alumni Board scholarship.

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    October 4, 2017 | Researchers emphasize health benefits of contraceptive insurance coverage

    Article highlights the benefits of hormonal contraceptives and the need to continue coverage on health insurance plans

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    September 27, 2017 | NIH supports Emory tobacco control models in Eastern Europe

    Rollins researchers received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center to establish tobacco control models in low- and middle-income countries.

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    September 14, 2017 | RISE research center receives $6.8M to pursue reproductive health research in Southeast

    RISE has received $6.8 million in funding for the next three years from a large, private, anonymous foundation.

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    September 14, 2017 | Care2Hope project receives $1.16M grant from NIDA

    Research project received $1.16 million in funding over the next two years through a cooperative agreement with NIDA.

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    May 15, 2017 | Diabetes: Fighting the epidemic the way public health has fought HIV

    Rollins researchers are exploring prevention strategies used in HIV prevention to lower rates of diabetes

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    May 5, 2017 | Carol Hogue Wins Jefferson Award

    Carol Hogue wins 2017 Jefferson Award for a career dedicated to healthier families.

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    April 21, 2017 | There's an app for that

    Rollins students are actively engaged in mHealth efforts

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    March 2, 2017 | Alcohol prevention strategies effective for American Indian teens, study shows

    American Indian teens and other rural youth show higher rates of drinking than other groups.

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    February 7, 2017 | Project UPLIFT: Lifting depression from people with epilepsy

    Project UPLIFT uses distance delivery to teach mindfulness skills.

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    May 6, 2016 | Early architect of public health at Emory wins Scholar/Teacher Award

    Nancy Thompson wins the Scholar/Teacher Award.

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    April 6, 2016 | Catherine Koola: Laughing all the way

    A profile on student Catherine Koola, founder of Rock n' Rollins.

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    March 22, 2016 | Rollins professor collaborates on special journal issue on to address health effects of excessive police violence

    Hannah Cooper is editing a special issue of the Journal of Urban Health

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    January 13, 2016 | Studies show tobacco control lags in Southeast, with perception gaps between lawmakers and the public

    Research shows lagging progress on tobacco control in Southeast

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    January 13, 2016 | School of Public Health names associate dean for Academic Affairs

    Kim Arriola named associate dean for Academic Affairs

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    January 8, 2016 | Study proves that context influences injection drug use among black individuals

    According to study, contextual factors affect drug use among black adolescents and adults