• Rollins Research Review

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

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

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    April 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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    March 1, 2024 | Rollins Expert Weighs in on Updated COVID-19 Isolation Guidance

    CDC's new guidance for people testing positive for COVID-19 says they can return to normal activities if they are fever-free for 24 hours. Jodie Guest shares insights on what this change may mean.

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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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    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 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 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 18, 2023 | Rollins Research Review: Foodborne Illness Transmission, Air Pollution and Pregnancy, and COVID-19 Prevention Practices

    Summaries of impactful studies published by Rollins authors in December.

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    November 17, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    November 3, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    September 8, 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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    August 18, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    August 11, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    August 4, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

    Recent publications from Rollins faculty, staff, and students.

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    July 26, 2023 | Book Talk with Jim Curran: HIV/AIDS then and now, the politics of pandemics, and hope for a better future

    James W. Curran discusses his new book, Dispatches from the AIDS Pandemic, and the public health lessons we can learn from it.

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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 18, 2023 | Study demonstrates effectiveness of government’s at-home COVID-19 test kit program, shows opportunities for the future

    A recent Rollins-authored MMWR article was the first to report on the effectiveness of the free, at-home program in attaining its desired health outcomes.

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    May 10, 2023 | More Equitable Vaccine Distribution Requires Greater Scrutiny Upstream

    Where COVID-19 vaccines went wrong, and what we can do better in the future.

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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 23, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    January 18, 2023 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    December 16, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    November 15, 2022 | Recent Rollins Publications

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    May 23, 2022 | Post-Doctoral Fellow/Epidemiologist Recognized as Marie Skodowska Curie Award Recipient for Research Excellence

    Kayoko Shioda, PhD, DVM, MPH, a post-doctoral fellow/epidemiologist at Rollins, was recently selected as a recipient of the prestigious Marie Skodowska Curie Award, which recognizes Japanese female researchers in the early phases of their careers.

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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 18, 2022 | Rollins Faculty Author Two COVID-Related Commentaries in High-Impact Journal

    Commentaries published in the March 10 issue of Science add to a growing body of literature authored by Rollins faculty during the pandemic.

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    December 16, 2021 | Rollins Recent Research Publications

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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 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 4, 2021 | Authors Share Best Practices for Global Health Training in a Post-COVID-19 Era

    Dr. Scott McNabb is lead author on an article offering five key suggestions for improving the delivery of curricula to global health learners post-pandemic.

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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 24, 2021 | Researchers discover vaccine hesitancy changes over time

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    September 20, 2021 | Forthcoming Book Examines Shortcomings and Provides Recommendations in Global Pandemic Response

    Several faculty and students are engaged with creating the forthcoming book, "Modernizing Global Health Security to Prevent, Detect, and Respond," which is slated for a mid-2022 release from Elsevier.

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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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    July 5, 2021 | Article Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Work of COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board

    Reneé H. Moore, PhD, is a member of the COVID-19 2019 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board, established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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    June 24, 2021 | Emory Researchers Awarded NIH Grant to Conduct COVID-19 Surveillance Through Detection of SARS Coronavirus-2 in Wastewater

    The study will focus on underserved and vulnerable populations around the Atlanta community where the burden of COVID-19 may be under-recognized.

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    June 18, 2021 | Recent Research Publications

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


    June 4, 2021 | Navigating International Research in the Times of COVID: EGDRC's Work in India

    Emory Global Diabetes Research Center’s Work in India

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    May 28, 2021 | Commentary Calls for Renewed Vaccine Diplomacy

    JAMA commentary urges for international collaboration to vaccinate against COVID-19

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    May 12, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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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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    March 24, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    March 19, 2021 | COVID-19 One Year Later: A Video Message from Dean Curran

    Dean James W. Curran shares a video message with the Rollins community to mark one year since the emergence of COVID-19

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    February 24, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    February 19, 2021 | Emory, Curry College Researchers Examine Role of COVID-19 Antibodies on Reinfection

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    February 10, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    January 26, 2021 | Study Reports Spike in Domestic Violence in Georiga During COVID-19

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    January 6, 2021 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    December 21, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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    December 18, 2020 | Percentage of Mental Health Facilities Offering Crisis Services has Declined Across the Nation, Study Finds

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    December 4, 2020 | Indirect Benefits are a Crucial Consideration When Evaluating COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates, Emory Experts Say

    Indirect benefits are a crucial consideration when evaluating COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Emory experts say

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    November 20, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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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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    October 30, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

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

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    October 23, 2020 | With NIH grant, Emory researchers aim to increase COVID-19 testing for people affected by diabetes

    Part of the RADx initiative, researchers received a $5 million grant from the NIH to increase COVID-19 testing for people affected by diabetes in Georgia.

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    October 21, 2020 | COVID-19 Communications Archive

    All Rollins-wide COVID-19 messages will be posted to this page.

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    October 1, 2020 | Rollins Takes Action Webinar: Impacts of COVD-19 on the LGBTQ Community and People Living with HIV

    Rollins researchers, Mahlon Randolph, Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, Travis Sanchez, and Colleen Kelley will join the discussion.

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    September 23, 2020 | Study Links Urban Air Pollution to COVID-19 Deaths

    This study is among the first published studies linking COVID-19 death outcomes to air pollution exposure in the United States.

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    September 22, 2020 | Rollins Takes Action Webinar on Environmental Disparities and COVID-19

    Rollins environmental health experts, Donghai Liang, Bethany Caruso, Alison Hoover, and April Ballard will join the discussion.

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    September 2, 2020 | Rollins Takes Action Webinar on Race, Racism, and Health: September 11

    Rollins researchers Tené Lewis, Lauren McCullough, and Dayna Johnson will serve as panelists for the discussion.

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    August 20, 2020 | Rollins Researchers Look into COVID-19 Superspreading Events as Cause for Widespread Disease

    According to study, 2 percent of COVID-19 patients could be the cause of 20 percent of new infections

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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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    August 20, 2020 | Appalachia Experiencing Substantial Access Issues to Proven Opioid Treatment

    Investigators found that nearly a quarter of all pharmacies in 12 Kentucky counties denied buprenorphine to people with prescriptions.

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    August 10, 2020 | Rollins Takes Action Webinar: Tackling COVID-19 in Georgia's Underserved Communities

    Jodie Guest moderated a panel of Rollins students who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia's rural communities.

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    July 21, 2020 | Research Spotlight: Samuel Jenness

    Rollins researcher, Dr. Samuel Jenness, discusses his current COVID-19-related work.

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    July 20, 2020 | Rollins Takes Action 2020 Webinar: Using COVID-19 Modeling to Inform Decisions on Campus and Beyond | July 29

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    July 2, 2020 | Rollins Takes Action Webinar on Health Equity Dashboard: July 16

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    June 25, 2020 | Emory launches national COVID-19 home testing study to estimate infection and antibody rates in the U.S.

    COVIDvu will use home tests to develop estimates of the current number of COVID-19 infections and persons with antibody response nationally and across seven heavily impacted states.

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    June 20, 2020 | New National Dashboard Targets COVID-19 Disparities

    Researchers at Rollins have launched a health equity dashboard that speaks to health disparities during the COVID pandemic.

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    June 18, 2020 | Recent Research Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    June 18, 2020 | Rollins/Georgia Tech Project Receives National Science Foundation RAPID Grant

    Ben Lopman, PhD, professor of epidemiology is part of team that received an NSF RAPID grant to conduct work related to shield immunity for COVID-19.

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    June 18, 2020 | Rollins COVID-19 Research

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

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    June 15, 2020 | Research Spotlight: Travis Sanchez

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    June 13, 2020 | An outline for returning to campus for fall 2020

    Rollins shares its plans for returning to campus fall 2020. Classes will be a combination of online and in-person.

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    June 10, 2020 | Strengthening primary care in the U.S. is key to combat the next wave of COVID-19, Emory experts say

    Emory experts call for strengthening primary care in U.S. to combat the next wave of COVID-19

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    June 1, 2020 | Region IV Public Health Training Center Responds to COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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    April 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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    April 23, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.