Community Health


  • Melissa Smarr

    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.

  • Kimberly Arriola

    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.

  • Sarah Jolly

    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

  • HIV AIDS

    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.

  • Hepatitis C

    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.

  • Solveig Cunningham

    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

  • Daniel Driffin and Wendy Armstrong

    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.

  • Dabney P. Evans

    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.

  • Emory Healthy Aging Study

    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.