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Ashleigh Rich

Ashleigh J. Rich, Ph.D., MPH

Ashleigh Rich, Ph.D., MPH is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She is a social epidemiologist with a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health. Her research focuses on … Read more

Gabrielle Harris

Gabrielle Harris, Ph.D., R.N.

Gabrielle Harris, Ph.D., R.N. is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her Ph.D. in Nursing from Duke University, where she leveraged quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore how parenting both affects and … Read more

Karar Zunaid Ahsan

Karar Zunaid Ahsan, Ph.D., MIPH

Karar “Zunaid” Ahsan has worked in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research in the health sector for over 15 years. Most recently he worked at MEASURE Evaluation at UNC, where he was Senior Research Associate and served … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Malcolm Bevel, Ph.D., MSPH

Malcolm Bevel received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology and was a Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program scholar at the University of South Carolina. He uses quantitative and qualitative methods to promote healthy lifestyle interventions in the African American community. Specifically, his … Read more

Craig Waleed

Craig A. Waleed, Ed.D.

Craig Waleed is an educator, counselor, certified Restorative Practices group facilitator, author and motivational speaker dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship and disrupting the community-to-prison pipeline. Waleed is devoted to educating and motivating others to challenge and overcome many … Read more

Darius Scott

Darius Scott, PhD

Darius Scott received his Ph.D. 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 … Read more

Laura Villa Torres, Ph.D., 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. Villa Torres’ methodological strengths are qualitative research … Read more