The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health continue to collaborate in order to transform public health.
The partnership, which started in 2012, builds on the two universities’ complementary strengths in areas such as biostatistics, epidemiology, obesity, non-communicable diseases, ageing, health behaviour and global health. It continues to produce new and innovative public health research born out of multi-disciplinary collaboration.
These projects were funded by a donation from Drs Dennis and Mireille Gillings as well as contributions from both University partners.
Current Pilot Projects (started in 2016):
Cambridge Institute of Public Health members, along with members of our wider PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, are currently working with their UNC counterparts on five projects:
- David Reiner (Judge Business School) and Alice Ammerman (UNC) is working to Develop a Novel App to Link Dietary Behaviour to Environmental Sustainability
- Milica Vasiljevic (Behaviour and Health Research Unit) and Kurt Ribisl (UNC) are working with 360° cameras to capture environmental cues in real time for smoking, eating and drinking in UK and US adults: pilot study & workshop
- Mary Dixon-Woods (CCHSR) and Mark Holmes (UNC) are Building New Partnerships Between Health Services Research Centers
- Emanuele Di Angelantonio (DPHPC) and Wayne Rosamond (UNC) are working on Phase II of their project: Stimulating New Research Initiatives and Sustainability: The Chapel Hill-Cambridge Cardiovascular Epidemiology Partnership
- Richard Fenner (CSD, Engineering) and Jamie Bartram (UNC) are working on a Collaboration between the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD), Cambridge University & The Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Previous Projects (started in 2012):
- Professor Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge) and Professor Peggye Dilworth-Anderson (UNC): Reducing dementia risk factors in later life
- Professor Theresa Marteau (University of Cambridge) and Professor Kurt Ribisl (UNC): Mobile data collection on marketing and regulatory compliance of tobacco, alcohol and food retailers
- Professor John Danesh (University of Cambridge) and Professor June Stevens (UNC): Information to inform obesity policy
- Professor Vern Farewell (University of Cambridge) and Professor Michael Kosorok (UNC): Advancing longitudinal and missing data methodology for “big data” research in health
Student/Post Doc Exchange
In 2015, a small award was given to Professor Danesh and Professor Rosamund for a reciprocal visit and project work for a PhD student and post doc.