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Tiarney Ritchwood

Tiarney Ritchwood, Ph.D. (2013-2015)

Tiarney Ritchwood is a graduate of the Child Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at the University of Alabama and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her fellowship emphasized clinical and research training focused on meeting the … Continued

Dana Carthron

Dana Carthron, Ph.D., R.N. (2013-2015)

Dana Carthron is a 2009 graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, and the first graduate of the BSN to Ph.D. at UAMS. The focus of her graduate studies was gerontology. Her dissertation and … Continued

Lori Hoggard

Lori Hoggard, Ph.D. (2015-2017)

Lori Hoggard earned her Ph.D. in Personality & Social Contexts Psychology from the University of Michigan. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC. Hoggard joined the … Continued

Kia Davis

Kia Davis, Ph.D. (2015-2017)

Kia Davis worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cancer Health Disparities Training Program in the Gillings School of Public Health. Her dissertation explored the associations between socioeconomic status, chronic stress, smoking and BMI using latent variable analytic techniques. … Continued

Katrina Ellis

Katrina Ellis, Ph.D. (2015-2018)

Katrina R. Ellis earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Education). Her research interests include family health interventions; cancer survivorship; racial and ethnic disparities in cancer; and, program evaluation. Katrina’s future … Continued

Tiffany L. Young

Tiffany L. Young, Ph.D. (2014-2018)

Tiffany Young earned her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Aging Studies. During her tenure at USF, Young also earned a cognate in Evaluation from the Department of Educational Measurement & Research. While at USF, her … Continued

Larissa Calancie

Larissa Calancie, Ph.D. (2016-2019)

Larissa Calancie completed her doctoral training at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Nutrition Department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Calancie’s research interests include community engagement, childhood obesity prevention, food systems, gene-environment interactions, systems … Continued

Darius Scott

Darius Scott, PhD

Darius Scott received his PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. He uses qualitative and historical … Continued

Laura Villa Torres, PhD, MSPH

Laura Villa Torres joined CHER in 2018. Her current research interests rely on the health disparities lived by immigrants from Mexico in the United States, particularly among those living with limited documentation status. Laura’s methodological strengths are qualitative research and … Continued

Leah Frerichs, Ph.D.

Leah Frerichs, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Frerichs’ research is focused on the intersection of community-based participatory research and systems science to address … Continued