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Krista M. Perreira, Ph.D.

Krista M. Perreira, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Medicine

Department of Social Medicine

EDUCATION

PhD | UC Berkeley | Health Economics

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Krista Perreira has over 20 years of research experience focused on understanding and improving the health of immigrant and Hispanic/Latino populations. Her research has used both qualitative interview, focus group, and survey-based data from studies that she has designed (Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaptation Project, LAMHA; Southern Immigrant Academic Adaptation, SIAA) or co-designed (Hispanic Community Health Study of Latino Youth, SOL-Youth). Over the past 20 years, she has … Continued

Dr. Krista Perreira has over 20 years of research experience focused on understanding and improving the health of immigrant and Hispanic/Latino populations. Her research has used both qualitative interview, focus group, and survey-based data from studies that she has designed (Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaptation Project, LAMHA; Southern Immigrant Academic Adaptation, SIAA) or co-designed (Hispanic Community Health Study of Latino Youth, SOL-Youth). Over the past 20 years, she has also assisted several interventions with the adaptation of their interventions for use with Spanish-speaking populations. These include interventions related to mental health, nutrition, and parenting young children. Through her experience in primary data collection she has become an established expert on the recruitment and retention of Latino and immigrant population samples; and on mixed-methods research. Nationally recognized as an engaged scholar, she applies her knowledge to assist schools, local, state and federal government committees, and nonprofit associations in the US. She is a recipient of the Hettlman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly achievement by Young Faculty and the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award for her national and state service to promote the welfare of immigrants and their families. For more information about Dr. Perreira’s research and teaching please see http://perreira.web.unc.edu/ and https://www.cpc.unc.edu/people/fellows/krista-m-perreira/.

CONTACTS

  (919) 843-4505

  krista_perreira@med.unc.edu

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