Global Health


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    May 10, 2019 | Diabetes status report shows extremely low referral and engagement in prevention programs

    Report shows less than 20 percent of people at risk of diabetes are referred to weight loss programs and less than five percent to designated diabetes prevention programs.

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    May 6, 2019 | Pitch Perfect: Angela Udongwo's winning business model tackles tropical diseases

    Angela Udongwo has won three student pitch competitions with her start-up InnoHealth Diagnostics Co.

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    April 25, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    April 18, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    April 11, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    March 21, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    March 19, 2019 | Humphrey Fellowship Program Celebrates 25 Years at Rollins

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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 7, 2019 | Researchers launch partnership with CARE's Tipping Point Project for Child, Early and Forced Marriage Study

    Global Research for Women (GROW) is partnering with CARE to prevent child marriage in Bangladesh and Nepal

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    December 7, 2018 | Rollins Alumna Receives Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

    Dr. Do Mai Hoa was awarded the 2018 Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award.

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    August 10, 2018 | Researcher calls for evidence base for community and stakeholder engagement in science programs

    James Lavery published a commentary in Science magazine urging the establishment of an evidence base for community and stakeholder engagement in science programs.

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    July 24, 2018 | Global health seed grants support multidisciplinary faculty research

    Two Rollins faculty, Melissa Young and Thomas Clasen, received EGHI seed grants.

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    July 24, 2018 | International panel releases new guidelines for HIV treatment and prevention

    Panel includes Carlos del Rio, MD, professor and chair of global health at Rollins

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    July 13, 2018 | Opioid epidemic fuels rise in infectious diseases

    Carlos del Rio chaired the NASEM workshop committee that released the report.

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    July 3, 2018 | Study confirms real-world impact of lifestyle modification on diabetes prevention

    Researchers looked at the real-world impact of lifestyle modification on diabetes prevention in a meta-analysis.

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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 16, 2018 | Emory public health experts call for more women in global health leadership roles

    Essay emphasizes the shortage of women holding global health leadership roles and highlights the GROW program

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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 8, 2018 | Public health graduate advocates for sex education as basic human right

    MPH student Sarah Ashley Jolly is working on an initiative to improve sexual education and outcomes for children in the foster care system.

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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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    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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    March 26, 2018 | Jim Lavery receives Global Forum for Bioethics in Research Award

    Jim Lavery was recognized for his significant contributions to progress in international research ethics.

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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

  • 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 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 12, 2017 | Study finds link between marriage age and long-term economic empowerment for women in Egypt

    Study in Egypt finds positive correlation between delaying marriage until adulthood and women's long-term economic empowerment

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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 7, 2017 | Lifestyle changes more effective than drugs for diabetes prevention long-term, study finds

    Lifestyle modification is better at preventing diabetes among high-risk individuals than medications according to new study

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    July 13, 2017 | Medicaid beneficiaries with depression incur increased ER visits and longer hospital stays when they lose and regain coverage

    Study shows negative impact breaks in Medicaid coverage can have on populations suffering from severe depression.

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    May 23, 2017 | Study finds minority children prescribed ADHD medication more likely to discontinue treatment

    Study finds higher rates of medication discontinuation and treatment disengagement among minority youth compared with white youth diagnosed with ADHD

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    April 26, 2017 | Study shows CMS penalties, incentives lead to performance improvements of safety-net hospitals

    Study shows that improvement to performance and readmission rates of safety-net hospitals under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and the Value-Based Purchasing program reflect the programs' penalties.

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    December 5, 2016 | Exercise is Medicine hosts technology and Think Tank conference

    Exercise is Medicine hosts the conference "The Wild Wild West of Quantified Healthcare."

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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 23, 2016 | Emory/ACTG celebrate decades of game-changing HIV/AIDS clinical trials

    The AIDS Clinical Trials Group Network celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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    November 17, 2016 | Parents' perceptions of neighborhood safety have impact on kids' physical activity

    Kids from neighborhoods perceived as safe by parents are more active, according to study.

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    October 27, 2016 | Emory, local health clinic and corporate partner collaborate to combat diet-related disease

    Rollins is part of a team that won a $25,000 grant from GE.

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    October 18, 2016 | NIH awards $30M to Emory, Johns Hopkins, Colorado State for household air pollution study

    Rollins awarded $30 million to study impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution.

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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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    October 6, 2016 | The Task Force for Global Health receives world's largest humanitarian prize

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded The Task Force for Global Health with the Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

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    October 3, 2016 | School of Public Health to receive over $850K for Zika capacity building in Latin America

    Rollins has received $850K from the CDC in support of cross-collaborative Zika response and training efforts.

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    September 9, 2016 | Foege Fellow is founder of Pan-African Medical Journal

    Profile on alumnus Physician Landry Dongmo Tsague.

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    September 2, 2016 | James V. Lavery named inaugural Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory

    James V. Lavery was named the first Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory University.

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    July 27, 2016 | Diabetes prevention programs beneficial in improving cardio-metabolic profiles

    Study shows diabetes prevention programs beneficial in improving cardio-metabolic profiles

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    July 14, 2016 | CDC study highlights gonorrhea's increasing drug resistance, along with rising incidence

    Study shows gonorrhea's increasing drug resistance, along with rising incidence

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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 12, 2016 | For HIV patients with substance use, patient navigation, incentives don't improve outcomes

    Study finds patient navigation did not improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with HIV and substance use.

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    July 12, 2016 | Experts issue 2016 guidelines for drug therapy to treat, prevent HIV

    Experts provided recommendations for the use of antiretroviral therapy in adults with HIV infection.

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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 22, 2016 | Faculty Spotlight: Dabney P. Evans

    Profile about faculty member Dabney P. Evans.

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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 18, 2016 | At the front lines of the Syrian refugee crisis

    Ramadan Assi leads a key refugee program in Turkey.

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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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    May 3, 2016 | Already a physician, Malawi native studies public health for social justice

    Profile on student Davie Zolowere.

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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 1, 2016 | Rollins professor featured by World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization has featured an interview with K.M. Venkat Narayan

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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 27, 2016 | Catching the bug for global health

    View a profile on Rollins alumni Peter Ehrenkranz

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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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    February 22, 2016 | School of Public Health launches research center in new Exercise is Medicine partnership

    Some of the country's largest fitness orgs announced partnership integrating fitness with health care

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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 7, 2016 | Research shows using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is as effective as soap and water in reducing bacteria on farmworkers' hands

    Alcohol-based hand soap as effective as soap and water, according to new study