Meghan E. Rebuli is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Meghan E. Rebuli’s research focuses on investigating sex specific effects of air pollutants and new and emerging tobacco products on pulmonary health. Specifically, how the interaction of sex (genetic and hormonal) and respiratory toxicants can alter respiratory health at the individual level and population level by using nasal biomarkers of immune status and translational cell culture models.
If you ask most women about how their male relatives, partners and friends respond to being sick, they’ll often tell you with an accompanying eye roll, “He’s such a baby.” “He’s extra whiny.” Or “he exaggerates so much.” But there may be a biological explanation for this behavior. Dubbed the “man flu,” this phenomenon has […]