Departmental News

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Associate Professor Dr. Michael Thompson commented to WJZY TV on the impacts of North Carolina’s delayed reporting of death data to the CDC. See the segment HERE.

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Kayla Walker is pursuing her bachelors degree in public health and mathematics on a pre-medicine track. This has contributed to her passion of closing the health disparities gap that exists for women of color. The Boston-based nonprofit Campus Compact listed Kayla as one of their 2023-2024 Newman Civic Fellows. This fellowship allowed for Kayla and […]

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Makala Carrington (BSPH ’19) has exemplified remarkable leadership across a multitude of sectors, most notably in public health, military service, ministry, academia and community involvement. Throughout her five-year public health journey, she has accrued significant experience, working at the local and federal levels of government to help improve the lives of those who need it […]

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Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Thompson as the interim chair for a proposed new academic department in the college.  The new unit, provisionally named The Department of Health Management and Policy, will be established on July 1. This new academic unit will […]

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MPH Director, Deborah Beete, has been named officially named as a University marshal for Fall 2023 Commencement. She will act as marshal for the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15, for the College of Arts + Architecture, Belk College of Business, College of Computing and Informatics, and College of Health and Human Services. Read […]

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Samara Gibson is pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in physical activity and nutrition. As a graduate assistant for the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, she has found a meaningful way to contribute to the well-being of her fellow students. Join Gibson in supporting the pantry as part of the University’s #GivingTuesday initiative.   Read […]

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Derek Long LLC in association with NCSD presents “All the Oxytocin in Your Fingertips,” an immersive experience for Deaf and Non-Deaf alike. All proceeds will benefit Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community. About the play: A Deaf of Hearing individual, raised in a caustic 1990s household where sign language is forbidden, secretly navigates three different […]

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First-generation Niners make up a large percentage of UNC Charlotte’s population. During First-Generation Celebration Week, Dr. Lorenzo Hopper, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and faculty advisor to the First Gen Niners student organization shares his journey. Click here to read the whole story.

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Dr. Meagan Zarwell, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, spoke with QCity Metro about the HIV and syphilis epidemics and the campus HIV testing events being held throughout Charlotte in October.  The events are organized under the aegis of The Academy for Population Health Innovation, the Department of Public Health Sciences and Mecklenburg County Public Health in partnership with JC Smith University, Queen’s University, […]

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On Friday, September 22, 2023, PHS Senior Lecturer Deborah Beete, MPH, MDiv, won the 2023 UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence. A former public health practitioner, Miss Beete uses her knowledge and experience to foster and encourage the next generations of academics and practitioners by meeting students where they are and pushing them to exceed their […]

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Dr. Sharon Portwood, a Professor Emerita of Public Health Sciences, has co-edited Handbook of Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Framework for Collaborative Health Promotion with colleagues Michael Lawler and Michael Roberts.  Dr. Portwood describes the handbook as an “essential resource” for those seeking to understand and address adverse childhood experiences. Dr. Sharon Portwood, a Professor Emerita of Public […]

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Dr. Rafael Viera, an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences who is part of the CIPHER One Health initiative, recently spoke with WBTV about the causes and consequences of a rise in tick populations leading to more tick-borne diseases.   Read More 

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Queen City News featured UNC Charlotte PHS PhD alumna Kala Wilson who explains why black American women experience some of the worst maternal health outcomes in the world. UNC Charlotte Public Health Sciences PhD alumna Kala Wilson was part of an expert panel following an on-campus screening of the documentary Aftershock this past spring, one of several […]

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Dr. Meagan Zarwell, an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte, explains to the Charlotte Observer why HIV is so prevalent in Mecklenburg County. READ THE STORY LEARN ABOUT THE JUNE 27 HIV TESTING EVENT

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PHS PhD student Isaac Olufadewa presented at the Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) 2023 Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-15 June. The Sabin Vaccine Institute and UNICEF awarded Public Health Sciences PhD student Isaac Olufadewa a full scholarship to attend the Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) 2023 Conference held from 13-15 June in Bangkok […]

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By Brandon Carroll, MPH Student Have you ever skipped a meal because you couldn’t afford to eat? Or maybe you’ve had to choose between paying for groceries and rent or medical bills. Unfortunately, these decisions are a reality for many people across the United States, and it is no different for residents of Mecklenburg County. […]

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNC Charlotte’s Public Health and Health Administration Programs among 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools The UNC Charlotte CEPH-accredited public health programs (MPH, BSPH, and PhD degree programs) and the CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration degree have been ranked 67th and 41st respectively at the national level, earning U.S. News & […]

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Sophomore Kayla Walker, a Levine Scholar who is majoring in public health sciences and mathematics, with a concentration in statistics, is among the 2023-24 Newman Civic Fellows named by Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that is working to advance the public purposes of higher education. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a […]