Category Archive: Public Health

Evidence matters.

Navigating an evidence-free zone I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which the 2016 Presidential election changed the currency of evidence, including what counts and the value we place on evidence, particularly scientific evidence. As a person trained in the science of epidemiology, I studied how evidence is… Read More

Why I’m not on strike today

A Day Without A Woman Today, on International Women’s Day, some women across the country are on strike “to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.” The… Read More

Spotlight on diversity and inequities: Speaker and conference inspire faculty, students and many others

Milan addresses challenges for the HIV/AIDS community The Gillings School welcomed Jesse Milan Jr., president and chief executive officer of AIDS United and member of our School’s Advisory Council, for a visit and a talk on “The Trump Administration and the New Congress: Challenges for the HIV/AIDS Community.” Milan spoke… Read More

An inauguration and a march

Inauguration Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20. He used his inauguration speech to inform our citizens and other countries that from now on, he plans to put  “America first.” Doing this, he says, will require that “Every decision on trade, on… Read More

Inspiration for a new year—especially for our returning students

Welcome back, especially to Gillings students! We welcome your return. In this post, we offer suggestions for a successful semester and for life. Selectively sharing some sage advice I have various rituals that I practice when anticipating a new year. Everyone has them. We make dinner plans with people we… Read More