CHBC in the News

A selection of news items written by or involving CHBC faculty members.



September 17, 2013

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, Professor of Population Health at the Center for Healthful Behavior Change, has received funding from the NIH's Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for his grant, "Tailored Sleep Health Education: A Community Engaged Approach (TASHE)."


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September 12, 2013

Black men have the greatest burden of premature death and disability from hypertension (HTN) in the United States, and the highest incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). While several clinical trials have reported beneficial effects of lifestyle changes on blood pressure (BP) reduction, and improved CRC screening with patient navigation (PN), the effectiveness of these approaches in community-based settings remains understudied, particularly among Black men. Article by Joseph Ravenell, MD, et al.


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August 14, 2013

Tanya Spruill, PhD, a health psychologist and behavioral scientist, was awarded a two-year R21 grant from NIH/NHLBI to study the occurrence of stressful events and stress-related thoughts (i.e., rumination, worry) in 163 healthy participants over two weeks of their routine daily lives, and to examine their associations with objectively-assessed sleep quality and ambulatory blood pressure.


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July 24, 2013

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, has been accepted to the NIH Center for Scientific Review’s Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology (CASE) Study Section.


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June 07, 2013

Older, thinner patients with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk for brain atrophy in regions of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers have reported. Janna Mantua is quoted.


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