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The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is dedicated to reducing health disparities through community-based research and initiatives. Created in 1985 by the deans of the health affairs schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, we are part of a network of CDC Prevention Research Centers.


Group of young women talking sitting in a circle HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to Researcher Studying Early Care and Education Needs in Racially and Ethnically Minoritized Communities

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded to Dr. Falon Smith, MS, PhD, a planning grant of $5,000 to conduct a research project on early care and education needs in racially and ethnically minoritized communities. Dr. … Read more

black woman jogging in a sports bra during the morning HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to UNC faculty studying Sports Bra Access and Fit Among High School Students

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded to Dr. Nailah Adams Morancie, MD, MS, CAQSM, a planning grant of $5,000 to conduct a research project on how sports bra access and fit impacts physical activity among … Read more

closeup of a young caucasian man throwing the leftover of a plate of chickpea stew to the trash bin. HPDP Researchers Taillie and Ammerman Receive EPA Grant to Prevent Household Food Waste

HPDP Research Fellow Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhD, and HPDP Director Alice Ammerman, DrPH, have received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help households, especially low-income households, better prevent food waste. The project is expected to contribute to … Read more

Willis Receives an R01 Grant to Assess the Accuracy of Wearable Devices to Measure Children’s Screen Time

Dr. Erik Willis, PhD, and his Observations for Wellness and Learning Lab have received an R01 grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to evaluate the accuracy of wearable devices in measuring children’s electronic screen use.This four-year project is … Read more


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