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Noncommunicable Diseases Headlines

 Explore the latest public health research and insights about noncommunicable diseases.

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Caregivers Need Care, Too

Nearly all older adults with Alzheimer’s disease rely on the help of family and other unpaid help. Experts on aging share essential tips and resources for these caregivers to also care for themselves.

A doctor gives a free blood sugar test on World Diabetes Day in Khartoum, Sudan on Nov. 14, 2019. Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua via Getty

Diagnostics not Just Insulin Needed to Fight Diabetes

The global rise of diabetes is fast outpacing efforts to address health care gaps, and today, more than 3 in 4 adults with diabetes now live in low- and middle-income countries. But in these countries, 1 in 3 people with the condition has never had their blood glucose measured at all. 

Noncommunicable Diseases Faculty

Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of noncommunicable diseases? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Joshua Sharfstein
Professor of the Practice
Health Policy and Management

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, works to develop and promote public health strategies, healthcare payment approaches, and regulatory policies that advance health and equity.

Elizabeth Selvin

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD '04, MPH, leads research at the nexus of epidemiology and clinical practice, focusing on diagnosing and screening for diabetes and prediabetes.