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

February 2, 2023

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 measurin … Continued


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2022 Year Recap

December 22, 2022

With 2022 coming to an end, we want to reflect on the incredible work HPDP researchers, Community Advisors, and staff have done in the past year. From celebrating milestones in environmental justice, … Continued


A top-down shot of six adolescents of diverse ethnicities all lay on a field of grass with their eyes closed.

Murray receives $2 million to enhance resilience among middle schoolers using mindfulness

December 8, 2022

Dr. Desiree W. Murray, PhD, has received a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)1 to adapt a mindfulness-based social-emotional learning program, called Be CALM (Cool, Attentive, Logica … Continued


African american doctor measuring blood pressure to pregnant woman.

Three HPDP researchers part of team receiving $12.5M to address pregnancy-related hypertensive emergencies

November 22, 2022

In partnership with multiple community agencies across the Triangle, the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Health Research has received funding — approximately $2.5 million per year for five years — … Continued


Older adults sit on exercise balls and stretch an exercise band between their arms while smiling

Willis receives Alzheimer’s Association grant to study physical activity interventions in older adults

September 27, 2022

Dr. Erik Willis, PhD, MPH, has received a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to pilot a multi-level intervention that aims to increase physical activity for individuals in adult supervised care se … Continued


Rev Bill Kearney in front of Warrenton's sign commemorating the PCB Protests that birthed the environmental justice movement

Rev. Kearney empowers communities to celebrate their role in environmental justice movement

September 16, 2022

Community members, university officials, activists, and clergy will gather in Warrenton, N.C. on September 17 to mark the 40th anniversary of the protests that launched the environmental justice movem … Continued


HPDP Research Fellow Thompson receives $500,000 CDC grant to study ovarian cancer diagnosis

September 15, 2022

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research team has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand healthcare-rela … Continued


DRS. GENI ENG, ALEX LIGHTFOOT, CLEO RYALS, KRISTIN BLACK, AND STEPHANIE BAKER REPRESENT THE UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL WITHIN THE GREENSBORO HEALTH DISPARITIES COLLABORATIVE.

Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

July 21, 2022

“Imagine a world where racial disparities in healthcare could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Caro … Continued