Epidemiology


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    September 19, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    September 5, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    August 6, 2019 | Study examines link between PBB exposure and menstrual cycle function

    Utilizing the Michigan PBB Registry, researchers analyzed PBB exposure and its possible impact on long-term menstrual function.

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    July 29, 2019 | Environmental Report Finds High Levels of Carcinogenic Toxin Near Oxford Campus

    A 2018 EPA report shows an elevated cancer risk centered around the medical manufacturing plant BD Bard, one mile from Oxford College.

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    June 18, 2019 | Lauren E. McCullough recipient of the 2019 Brian MacMahon Early Career Award

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    January 17, 2019 | HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low

    Only 16 percent of U.S. adolescents receive the HPV vaccine by the time they're 13 according to new findings.

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    December 10, 2018 | Dean Curran receives lifetime achievement award

    The Fulton County Board of Health recognized James W. Curran with a lifetime achievement award for his work in HIV/AIDS.

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    November 2, 2018 | Commentary argues for better-informed health interventions

    Researchers should consider lifetime likelihood of incarceration when developing HIV and substance abuse interventions for black men who have sex with men

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    October 16, 2018 | FDA regulation has failed to close birth defects prevention gap

    JAMA research letter finds FDA regulation permitting folic acid fortification of corn masa flour has fallen short of expectations.

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    July 9, 2018 | Study of transwomen links hormone therapy to vascular side effects

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    June 12, 2018 | Rollins researchers receive $3.7M to study World Bank's urban water supply improvement project in Mozambique

    Researchers are studying the impact of a five-year, $140 million water improvement project in Mozambique

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    May 18, 2018 | Lowering drug costs for hepatitis C would increase treatment in prisons, researchers suggest

    More hepatitis C virus treatment in correctional facilities is essential to controlling the hepatitis C epidemic in the US

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    May 11, 2018 | Public health researchers study gut microbiome implications on child health

    Researchers received a grant to determine if gut microbiome characteristics are associated with differential responses to enteropathogen infections for acute and chronic child health outcomes.

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    May 4, 2018 | Tim Lash named chair of the Department of Epidemiology

    Timothy L. Lash has been appointed as Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology

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    April 19, 2018 | Researchers conduct cost analysis of single-dose hepatitis B revaccination in infants

    A single dose revaccination strategy for infants of mothers infected with hepatitis B surface antigen cheaper than typical three-dose strategy

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    April 16, 2018 | Study finds increased survival and cure rates for patients with HIV and MDR-TB when infections treated concurrently

    Patients co-infected with HIV and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis can achieve similar survival and tuberculosis cure rates to those infected with MDR-TB but not HIV when treated concurrently for both infections

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    April 11, 2018 | Black-white disparities in heart disease mortality have increased from 1968-2015 according to MMWR Surveillance Summary

    Black-white disparities in heart disease mortality have increased for people 35 and older over 47-year period

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    April 4, 2018 | National Academies consensus report on abortions includes Emory faculty

    Carol Hogue was on the committee of recent consensus report on U.S. abortions

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    March 30, 2018 | Fortifying flour with folic acid could immediately prevent 57,000 annual birth defects, study suggests

    Study shows adding folic acid to wheat flour could prevent 57,000 birth defects each year

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    February 28, 2018 | Prediabetes heightens risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease

    Researchers find patients with prediabetes at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease

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    February 19, 2018 | Study links high community sanitation coverage to lower risk of trachoma

    Study finds community access to sanitation facilities exceeding 80 percent reduces rates of trachoma

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    January 8, 2018 | Study shows link between regular attendance at religious services and health and longevity

    Paper links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality

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    December 21, 2017 | Emory researchers and colleagues receive $1.2 million grant for hepatitis C elimination research

    Researchers receive $1.2 million grant to study the elimination of hepatitis C virus

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    December 20, 2017 | Researchers find increase in global mortality rates associated with seasonal flu

    Study shows worldwide increase in annual deaths caused by seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses

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    December 18, 2017 | Rollins professor leads AHA scientific statement linking childhood adversity and heart disease

    Shakira F. Suglia, ScD, is lead author on a new scientific statement written on behalf of the American Heart Association.

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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 1, 2017 | First ever state-level primary and secondary syphilis report shows highest cases among MSM

    CDC and Rollins researchers released the first ever report of state-level rates of primary and secondary syphilis by race/ethnicity among men who have sex with men.

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    October 27, 2017 | Rollins researchers say, "ask women" when it comes to maternal vaccines

    Rollins writer publishes paper proposing an interests-based approach to ethical decision-making about maternal vaccines.

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    October 24, 2017 | John McGowan Jr. Retires

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    October 10, 2017 | Rollins epidemiologist David Kleinbaum retires

    Epidemiology professor David Kleinbaum has retired from Rollins.

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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 26, 2017 | Opioid epidemic possibly linked to hepatitis changes in prisons

    Paper examines HIV and HCV screening in U.S. correctional facilities and the prevalence of HCV in prisons.

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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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    August 3, 2017 | Study: Rates of deadly heart disease show slowest decline in blacks and populations in former U.S. slave regions

    Rates of deadly heart disease show slowest decline in blacks and populations in former U.S. slave regions

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    June 12, 2017 | Emory researchers explore public health response to New York's 2015 Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    Case study looks at steps taken as reaction to Legionnaires' disease cases in the South Bronx in 2015.

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    May 16, 2017 | Rollins researcher receives $3.7 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study how childhood factors can impact adult function

    Aryeh Stein receives $3.7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study how childhood factors can impact adult function

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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 26, 2017 | HepVu provides first systematic estimates of hepatitis C virus infection at state level

    HepVu tool reports estimates of hepatitis C virus infection in every U.S. state for persons over 18 years old.

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    March 21, 2017 | Higher rates of stress-related emotional factors in women linked to heart attacks, study suggests

    Women are more likely to develop abnormal blood flow to the heart during stress than men.

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    March 21, 2017 | heart-rate-biomarker

    Investigators found compelling link between a new heart rate variability biomarker (Dyx) and depression.

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    March 2, 2017 | Rollins School of Public Health and HealthMPowers receive $2.5 million from RWJF for youth physical activity study

    Study looks at link between physical activity and academic achievement among elementary students in Georgia.

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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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    December 2, 2016 | School of Public Health receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for groundbreaking research in global health and development

    Kristin Wall's project is being funded by Grand Challenges Explorations Grant.

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    November 15, 2016 | Emory scientists rush to solve the mysteries of Zika

    Learn about the ways in which Rollins researchers responded to the Zika epidemic.

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    October 17, 2016 | National Academy of Medicine elects Emory nursing, public health researchers

    Deborah W. Bruner, RN, PhD, and K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, elected to National Academy of Medicine.

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    September 27, 2016 | First national location-based search engine for HIV PrEP launches, removing access barriers

    PrEP-Locator tool lets patients find places that prescribe Pre-exposure Prophylaxis.

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    September 20, 2016 | Synergy awards support collaborative research among health sciences schools, faculty

    The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the six winning proposals for its first cycle of Synergy Awards.

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    August 25, 2016 | Public health researchers develop model to predict Sudden Cardiac Death

    New study shows electrocardiography can help measure risk of heart disease in asymptomatic individuals.

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    July 14, 2016 | In next decade, HIV PrEP could reduce new cases by one third among MSM, study says

    PrEP could reduce new cases of HIV infection by one-third among men who have sex with men over the next decade.

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    July 12, 2016 | Quality improvement strategies improve achievement of diabetes care goals, study finds

    Low-cost care intervention model can help patients with diabetes double their likelihood of controlling the disease.

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    July 6, 2016 | Zika Research

    Dr. Eli Rosenberg discusses current Zika research.

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    July 5, 2016 | Foods derived from subsidized commodities associated with diabetes and heart disease risk

    Eating more foods derived from currently-subsidized commodities associated with diabetes and heart disease.

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    June 17, 2016 | Rollins researcher appointed to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Patrick Sullivan has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

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    May 19, 2016 | New analyses show where gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk for HIV

    New analyses show where in the U.S. gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk for HIV.

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    May 16, 2016 | Getting to Zero

    Getting to Zero: Experts weigh in on what it will take to end the AIDS epidemic

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    April 19, 2016 | Government of Mexico selects Carlos del Rio for Ohtli Award

    The government of Mexico selected Carlos del Rio for the Ohtli Award.

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    April 7, 2016 | Report shows diabetes incidence quadrupled worldwide from 1980 to 2014

    Study finds that world incidence of people with diabetes has quadrupled from 1980 to 2014.

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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 15, 2016 | Substantial proportion of U.S. measles cases were in those intentionally unvaccinated

    Unvaccinated or undervaccinated people represent large portion of cases in measles and some pertussis outbreak

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    February 24, 2016 | Zika epidemic highlights need for priority vaccine research and guidelines for pregnant women

    Article urges need for Zika vaccines and vaccine guidelines for pregnant women

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    January 28, 2016 | Emory researchers co-author AHA's first ever statement on female heart attacks

    Women's heart attacks may have different underlying causes than men.

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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