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Research Led By UNC Student Rated Sixth in Impact by Editors of Global Health Journal

Editors of Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) have announced the top 12 articles published in the journal in 2015, based on number of research citations and greatest impact.gray_chris-web
[Photo (right): Ms. Christine Gray]

In sixth place was an article co-authored by Ms. Christine L. Gray, epidemiology doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Dr. Brian W. Pence, associate professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School and Ms. Gray’s academic adviser. Their work, “Prevalence and Incidence of Traumatic Experiences Among Orphans in Institutional and Family-Based Settings in 5 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Longitudinal Study,” was published on August 25.

The study, described here, found that orphans in low- and middle-income countries who are living in families are at least as vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse and other traumas as are orphans living in institutions.

“We are honored to be included on the journal’s list of distinction,” said Ms. Gray. “We hope the article continues to bring attention to the vulnerabilities and needs of orphaned children in both family-based and institution-based care.”

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