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    June 17, 2024 | Ask an Expert: HIV Testing with Travis Sanchez

    Travis Sanchez, DVM, discusses HIV testing access and importance ahead of National HIV Testing Day.

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    June 5, 2024 | Academic Partnerships Could Help Revitalize the Public Health Workforce. Here’s How.

    A new Rollins-authored commentary published in Health Affairs highlights a possible solution to public health workforce shortages as modeled by the Rollins Epidemiology Fellowship Program.

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    May 28, 2024 | Integrated Surveillance and Monitoring Framework Could Help Combat Diabetes Globally

    A new Rollins-led viewpoint analyzes India’s diabetes surveillance and monitoring system for strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

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    April 19, 2024 | Ask an Expert: Forever Chemicals, PFAS, and Environmental Health with Carmen Marsit

    Carmen Marsit talks about PFAS in the context of recent FDA and EPA announcements, the impact of these chemicals on human health, and what's next.

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    April 18, 2024 | Wastewater Surveillance Could Mitigate Disease Outbreaks in Jails, Improve Community Health

    Samples taken from Fulton County Jail's wastewater found a correlation between the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests among jail residents and the COVID-19 levels detected in the wastewater.

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    April 10, 2024 | At-Home HIV Testing Program Surpasses Expected Reach

    Together TakeMe Home surpassed 444,000 tests ordered in less than a year.

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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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    March 21, 2024 | Experts Offer Vital Insights on Mifepristone Safety, Efficacy, and Access

    On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could limit access to mifepristone, a drug primarily used in medication abortion. Researchers from the Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast weigh in on the state of mifepristone access, the potential implications of this case, and what the public needs to know.

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    March 13, 2024 | The Public Health Crisis in Gaza: The Spread of Disease and Potential for Famine

    Dabney P. Evans, PhD, director of Emory's Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, and Aryeh Stein, PhD, professor of global health, share their insights on what the latest developments in Gaza mean for public health.

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    March 8, 2024 | Adding Folic Acid to Table Salt Could Prevent Life-Threatening Birth Defects

    Researchers find that using folic acid-fortified iodized table salt can prevent multiple severe birth defects.

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    March 8, 2024 | Simultaneous Cholera Outbreaks Emphasize Critical Need for Investment in WASH Infrastructure, Point to Impact of Climate Change

    There is an unprecedented cholera outbreak in multiple countries. In this interview, CDC's David Berendes, discusses the global situation.

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    February 21, 2024 | Study Shows Physical Changes in the Brain After Long-Term Exposure to Traffic Pollution Related to an Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Researchers found an association between traffic-related air pollution exposure and indications of Alzheimer's disease in brain tissue.

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    February 19, 2024 | Research Examines Complexity in COVID Vaccine Decision-Making Among Pregnant People

    Research shows pregnant women who delivered babies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic were conflicted in their vaccine decision-making due to a number of factors.

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    February 13, 2024 | Cash Transfer Programs Could Prevent Low Birthweight Occurring During High Temperatures

    There is a link between high temperatures during pregnancy and low birthweight. This study finds cash transfers to be protective against the impacts of heat on low birthweight risk.

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    February 7, 2024 | Ask an Expert: Shared Blood Pressure and Health Habits Among Couples With Jithin Sam Varghese

    Jithin Sam Varghese is conducting research to understand how subgroups of cardiometabolic disease are present in the population, the burden of undiagnosed and untreated cardiometabolic disease, and how spouses’ health behaviors change over time.

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    January 24, 2024 | Rollins Research Review: Health Interventions for Pregnant People, Hypertension in Couples, and Household Air Pollution

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

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    January 23, 2024 | Emory Researchers Test Interventions to Limit Dangerous Household Air Pollution

    Two papers with recent findings were published in the January issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

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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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    January 11, 2024 | Allison Chamberlain Named Director of Research and Practice Relations with DPH

    Allison Chamberlain has taken on a new role as Director of Research and Practice Partnerships with the Georgia Department of Public Health at Rollins.

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    January 9, 2024 | Vaccinations Lag as Respiratory Viruses Surge

    National trends are pointing to an increase in COVID, flu, and RSV cases in the weeks ahead. Despite this, vaccination rates are alarming low. Dr. Ben Lopman shares insights on behavior trends and emphasizes the importance of vaccines.

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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 13, 2023 | Mifepristone: Questions and Answers With Rollins Researchers

    What is mifepristone? Is it safe? What could restrictions to this pill mean for reproductive health? Rollins researchers provide insight.

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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.

  • The First Annual Symposium to Address the Maternal Health Crisis in Georgia

    November 30, 2023 | Addressing the “Tipping Point” of Maternal Health in Georgia at Inaugural Symposium

    The first annual Symposium to Address the Maternal Health Crisis in Georgia was held on November 29. It brought together stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities to improve maternal health outcomes in the state.

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    November 22, 2023 | Changing Climate Presents Major Threats for Southeast, Opportunities for Future

    Yang Liu discusses major takeaways from Fifth National Climate Assessment and how climate change is impacting public health in the Southeast.

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    November 10, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    November 1, 2023 | Ask an Expert: Intimate Partner Violence with Dabney P. Evans

    Violence against women is a global issue. Dr. Dabney P. Evans discusses current research underway and concrete things we can do to protect all lives.

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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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    October 13, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    September 1, 2023 | Dr. Jodie Guest Discusses the Two New COVID-19 Variants Circulating in the U.S.

    Dr. Jodie Guest talks new COVID variants and how we can protect ourselves.

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    July 25, 2023 | Emory Centers for Public Health Training and Technical Assistance Awarded $50 Million to Support Diabetes Prevention and Management

    Emory Centers received a five-year, $50 million grant to provide subject matter expertise, training, and technical assistance to support diabetes prevention and management

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    June 22, 2023 | Rollins Announces Free Public Health Course on Abortion

    Rollins will launch the first massive open online course (MOOC) of its kind: Public Health Approaches to Abortion, a free public health class that aims to provide a general audience with accessible and foundational knowledge on the topic of abortion.

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    June 5, 2023 | Sleep societies announce 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award recipient

    Dayna A. Johnson receives the 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

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    May 19, 2023 | Rollins Ask an Expert: Public Mental Health With Dean M. Daniele Fallin

    A Q&A about the state of our nation’s mental health

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    May 4, 2023 | The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: What it Means

    Rollins researchers discuss the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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    February 10, 2023 | A Message from Dean Fallin Speaking about the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

    Dean Fallin shares her support for Turkey and Syria who suffered from a devastating earthquake.

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    January 25, 2023 | A Message from Dean Fallin Speaking to Recent Gun Violence

    Dean Fallin issues a statement pertaining to recent mass shootings and showing support to our Asian community.

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    December 20, 2022 | 30 Years Later, Much Work Remains with Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification to Prevent Spina Bifida Globally

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    November 29, 2022 | A Statement from Dean Fallin in Support for our Iranian Community

    Dean Fallin shares her support for protestors in Iran and the ongoing fight for human rights, particularly women’s rights.

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    October 11, 2022 | Early Findings from HAPIN Trial Released

    Early findings from the Household Air Prevention Network Trial— an international multi-center study aimed at assessing the impact of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking stove and fuel intervention on health—were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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    July 5, 2022 | Study Finds Childhood Obesity Occurring at Greater Frequency, with More Severity, and at Younger Ages

    Study finds that rates of new cases of obesity in elementary school are higher and are occurring earlier in childhood than they were even a decade earlier.

  • WASH Women's Empowerment Research

    June 7, 2022 | Improved Research and Practice Related to Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment and WASH Urgently Needed

    New Rollins-led review article is the most comprehensive synthesis to date of current evidence on water and sanitation and women’s and girls’ empowerment.

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    May 23, 2022 | Emory Researchers Urge for a World Health Assembly Resolution on Universal Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification to Prevent Disabilities and Deaths in Infants Worldwide

    A new health policy article led by researchers from Emory’s Center for Spina Bifida Prevention places an urgent call for the World Health Assembly to take immediate action and to pass a resolution to make universal folic acid fortification of common staples mandatory.

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    April 20, 2022 | Rollins and Carter Center Event Explores Advancements and Opportunities in Gene Drive Mosquito Technology

    Timed with World Malaria Day, Rollins and The Carter Center are co-hosting a symposium that will explore advancements and possibilities afforded by the usage of gene drive mosquitoes in accelerating the elimination of malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases.

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    March 28, 2022 | Commentary Offers Five Specific Suggestions for State Policymakers to Improve School Mental Health Services

    Rollins researchers, Janet R. Cummings and Adam S. Wilk recently authored a commentary in JAMA Pediatrics that offers state legislators strategies for improving child mental health programs and services in school settings.

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    March 23, 2022 | Emory, CDC Foundation, CDC, Gates Foundation Team Up to Evaluate Tuberculosis Preventative Treatment

    The CDC Foundation and CDC are partnering with Sarita Shah, MD, MPH, an Emory University researcher, on a three-year, $4.76 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate TB preventative treatment in six countries.

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    February 25, 2022 | Emory-Developed App Provides Life-Saving Trauma Advice to People in Pakistan

    The newly developed PATH app, specifically designed for people in Pakistan, helps patients locate the nearest emergency facilities and self-educate with emergency trauma.

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    February 24, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    February 23, 2022 | Student Organization: Association of Black Public Health Students

    Through community events, mentorship, and service, ABPHS aims to help Black students build community at Emory and within Atlanta, while raising consciousness of health issues concerning Black communities in the U.S and abroad.

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    February 9, 2022 | Study Finds Low-Cost Behavioral Interventions Effective at Encouraging Safe Disposal of Child Feces in Rural Indian Communities

    A recent study published in The Lancet Planetary Health reiterates the urgency for addressing barriers to latrine use behavior and safe child feces disposal in India.

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    December 10, 2021 | Saving Lives by Training the Public Health Workforce in Diabetes Prevention

    Emory's Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center has worked for more than 10 years to train and amplify a nationwide workforce to scale the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

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    December 7, 2021 | Study Confirms COVID-19 Risk is Low for Food Workers in Enclosed Food Manufacturing Facilities When Using Food Industry Infection Control Strategies

    The study indicates that when bundled together, food industry COVID-19 strategies provide significant protection (resulting in a less than 1 percent risk of contracting COVID-19 during an 8-hour shift).

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    November 22, 2021 | Emory Team Demonstrates Routine HIV Testing in Jails Saves Millions, Compared to Targeted Testing Program

    Emory University researchers have demonstrated that routine, point-of-care HIV screening in the Fulton County Jail was not just cost effective but cost saving.

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    November 12, 2021 | Study Investigates PFAS Exposures and Birth Outcomes in Pregnant African American Women

    Exposures to PFAS have been associated with numerous adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, such as lower birth weight. This is the first study of its kind to focus explicitly on African American women.

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    November 11, 2021 | Clean Cooking Reduces Household Air Pollution- A Leading Cause of Pneumonia

    Early findings from the HAPIN trial suggest an LPG stove and fuel intervention can overcome barriers to exclusive clean fuel use and reduce exposure levels to household air pollution to within WHO air quality interim targets.

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    November 10, 2021 | Lancet Commentary Urges Continued Support for Hand Hygiene in Public Spaces to Improve Health for People Experiencing Homelessness

    The commentary reiterates the sustained importance of supporting and expanding universal access to hand hygiene stations in public settings, particularly as it relates to the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness.

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    October 29, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    October 15, 2021 | Newly Funded Project Seeks to Prevent Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children in Vietnam Long Term

    Researchers at Emory University have been awarded a $1.35 million, five-year grant to conduct trainings, develop prevention measures, and build workforce capacity to tackle gender-based violence and violence against children in Vietnam.

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    September 29, 2021 | Rollins Experts Provide COVID Prevention Guidance to Local School

    Rollins community members are advising the GLOBE Academy in Atlanta on COVID-19 prevention measures.

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    September 20, 2021 | Commentary Emphasizes Need for Collective Responsibility in COVID-19 Response

    Dabney P. Evans is an author on a recent commentary that examines moral issues affiliated with masking guidance and public health messaging in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    September 15, 2021 | HERCULES: Recognizing Eight Years of Impact

    The external environment and human health are inextricably linked. This relationship, referred to as the “exposome,” is at the center of all research activities led by HERCULES.

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    May 20, 2021 | Inaugural Rollins Innovation Summit Launches This August

    The summit will train industry leaders to develop skills for public health solutions for business growth and social good.

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    April 23, 2021 | Achieving Population Immunity and Vaccine Protection Against COVID-19

    Ben Lopman has authored a commentary in The Lancet regarding herd immunity.

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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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    February 24, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    February 23, 2021 | Rollins Professor’s Community Engagement Expertise Impacts Emory’s Cancer Prevention and Research Initiatives

  • Gilead COMPASS Initiative

    February 23, 2021 | Emory University Rollins School of Public Health receives $6 million from the Gilead COMPASS Initiative® to End HIV in the South

  • Nurse Burnout Study

    February 4, 2021 | Emory Study Highlights Nurse Burnout in the United States

  • Dignity Pack Projects

    February 1, 2021 | Dignity Pack Project Provides Hundreds of Hygiene Kits to Atlanta’s Homeless

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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 14, 2020 | Diabetes Prevention Project Receives $100,000 Grant for Soccer-Based Program

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    November 2, 2020 | Rollins Faculty Guest Edit Special IJTLD Supplement Focused on Bedaquiline Use in Drug-Resistant TB Treatment

    Bedaquiline was approved in late 2012 by the FDA and is the first anti-TB drug approved by the FDA in more than 40 years.

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    October 30, 2020 | Environmental Health Students Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Current students from the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health work to fight the global pandemic.

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    August 20, 2020 | U.S Jails and Prisons Can Miss 90% or More of COVID-19 Cases if Only Testing Persons with Reported Symptoms

    Mass testing events in 16 prison and jail facilities within the United States demonstrated that rates of COVID-19 were much higher than previously reported.

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    June 6, 2020 | Public Health Reading List on Racial Violence and Racial Health Disparities

    View a selection of articles and publications authored by Rollins faculty about racial violence and public health disparities.

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    May 28, 2020 | Rollins Responds: Lance Waller’s COVID-19 Related Research

    Lance Waller, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, discusses his COVID-19 research.

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    April 29, 2020 | Rollins Researchers Publish Rationale and Methods for HAPIN Trial

    All three articles were published today in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives.

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    April 28, 2020 | Study Examines Spread of Epidemics Before and After Vaccine

    A recent study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution explores the spread of measles pre- and post-vaccine.

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    March 13, 2020 | Pediatric clinical report identifies recommendations to increase physical activity among American youth

  • From Enforcers to Guardians

    January 17, 2020 | Book Release: "From Enforcers to Guardians"

    Hannah L. F. Cooper's book about police brutality was co-authored with Mindy Fullilove and launched January 14, 2020.

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    January 8, 2020 | A $1 increase in minimum wage linked to 3.5-6 percent fall in suicide rate

    Researchers estimated a 3.5-6 percent reduction in suicides for every dollar increase in the minimum wage among 18-64-year-olds with a high school education or less.

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    January 3, 2020 | Administering rotavirus vaccine separately from oral polio vaccine could improve performance in low-income countries

    Administering rotavirus vaccine without oral poliovirus vaccine may improve vaccine's performance, according to study.

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    December 3, 2019 | Researchers Recommend Enriching Iodized Salt with Folic Acid in Ethiopia to Fight Spina Bifida and Anencephaly Epidemic

    Rollins researchers are advising Ethiopia on preventing epidemic levels of spina bifida and anencephaly

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    November 21, 2019 | Study Uses Metagenomics to Diagnose Diarrheal Infections

    Diarrheal infections can be efficiently diagnosed for their etiological agent using metagenomic tools, opening new possibilities for diagnosis and treatment.

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    October 24, 2019 | With expedited partner therapy, researchers forecast lower rates of sexually transmitted infections

    Existing intervention that targets therapy to partners of MSM could decrease new gonorrhea and chlamydia infections.

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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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    October 7, 2019 | Study examines African American youths' perceptions of community violence and their recommendations for mitigating negative impacts

    Study looks at lived perspectives of African American youth and their recommendations for mitigating impacts of violence

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    August 19, 2019 | Rollins Researcher Focus of Pediatric Research's Early Investigator Spotlight

    Melissa Smarr is the Early Investigator Spotlight for the month of August

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    August 17, 2019 | Rollins to Co-Host 1st Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness

    The symposium is scheduled September 16-17, 2019, at Emory Conference Center.

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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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    June 7, 2019 | Corn masa flour manufacturers come up short in delivering critical folic acid

    The Food Fortification Initiative found that corn masa product manufacturers are not fortifying the flour with folic acid despite US FDA recommendations.

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    May 22, 2019 | Why are those born in the rural South less healthy and prone to die sooner?

    Researchers are studying why people born in rural Southern communities live shorter and less healthy lives

  • Angela Udongwo

    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 22, 2019 | LGBTQ Health Conference is May 30-June 1

    Emory University will host the 6th National LGBTQ Health Conference from May 30-June 1, 2019

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    April 17, 2019 | Sign up for the 2019 Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute

    Registration has opened for the 2019 SDOH Summer Institute!

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

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    February 19, 2019 | Rollins faculty author several articles in AJPH special section on religion and public health

    Four Rollins faculty wrote articles in the special section of the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health

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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 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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    December 3, 2018 | The Michael M.E. Johns, MD Lecture on Health Policy is December 3

    The 2018 annual lecture features Dr. Arnold Epstein, the John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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    November 9, 2018 | Study finds large disparity of HIV and syphilis rates among black and Hispanic MSM

    Researchers have calculated state-level disparity measures for HIV and syphilis for men who have sex with men (MSM) using both state-level disease reports and population-based estimates.

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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 22, 2018 | Emory hosts global conference on justice research

    "Interrogating Injustice" event highlights issues related to race, health care and where the two overlap.

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

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    May 23, 2018 | Georgia Climate Research Roadmap identifies state's top 40 climate research questions

    This list of questions can help policymakers and practitioners better understand and address climate change in Georgia.

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    May 22, 2018 | Emory joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

    Emory is part of the All of Us Research Program's SouthEast Enrollment Center network

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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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    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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    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


    January 5, 2018 | PrEP and targeted intervention strategies effective in high risk adolescent sexual minority males

    PrEP with targeted implementation strategies have the potential to significantly reduce HIV incidence among high risk, adolescent sexual minority males.

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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 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 4, 2017 | From tiny seeds communities flourish

    The HERCULES Exposome Research Center is giving 13 $2,500 grants to community outreach efforts around Atlanta.

  • Casey Hall

    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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    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 30, 2017 | Building a framework for ethics in global health research

    James Lavery was recently named the first Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Global Health Ethics at Emory.

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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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    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 | 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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    August 7, 2017 | Study: Childhood obesity between ages 5 and 14 could be adult obesity indicator

    Study shows obesity in early childhood is frequently not a passing phase and poses long term risks.

  • Lisa Staimez and Mary Beth Weber, diabetes researchers

    June 22, 2017 | What it will take to defeat diabetes?

    This feature from Rollins magazine highlights some of the diabetes research Rollins researchers are conducting globally.

  • Iju Shakya

    May 5, 2017 | Public health student helps communities in need

    Rollins alum Iju Shakya has been actively involved with emergency response efforts globally.

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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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    January 27, 2017 | Study shows clinical and community-based linkages in Mexican primary care settings can increase physical activity levels

    Adding physical activity counseling and referrals to community-based programming could improve health in Mexico.

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    December 20, 2016 | Rollins researchers convene for regional conference on opioid epidemic

    Rollins hosts opioid conference- Opioid Epidemic: Crafting an Effective Public Health Response

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    November 30, 2016 | Emory experts take on the HIV paradox

    HIV rates of infected men who have sex with men in some Southern cities twice as high as the national average.

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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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    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 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 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 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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    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 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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    June 28, 2016 | Task Force on HIV/AIDS announces new recommendations to end AIDS in Fulton County

    New recommendations for Task Force on HIV/AIDS reflect broad-based community input.

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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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    June 6, 2016 | Decline of public substance use disorder treatment facilities has greater impact on counties with more black residents

    Study finds overall decline of drug treatment facilities has affected more counties with black residents than other races.

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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 18, 2016 | Vanquishing the dragon: Guinea worm eradication

    After afflicting the world's poorest for centuries, Guinea worm disease soon may be wiped out

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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

  • Nancy Thompson

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

    Nancy Thompson wins the Scholar/Teacher Award.

  • Davie Zolowere

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

    Profile on student Davie Zolowere.

  • Sanemba Fanny

    May 3, 2016 | Future pediatrician committed to reducing health care inequities

    Profile story on MPH/MD student Aya Fanny.

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    March 30, 2016 | Emory launches largest-ever clinical research study in Atlanta

    Recently launched Emory Healthy Aging Study is the largest-ever clinical research study in Atlanta

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    March 22, 2016 | To empower women, give them better access to water

    The global task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls.

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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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    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 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

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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

  • David Berendes

    January 1, 2016 | In the Field With: David Berendes

    David traveled to India in February 2015 for three weeks to collect data on household and neighborhood management of waste.