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Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH

Dr. Berkowitz research interests focus on socioeconomic barriers to chronic disease management, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity and diabetes. I am interested in observational and interventional approaches to studying these issues, including using methods from the causal inference literature, pragmatic randomized trials, rigorous evaluation strategies, and incorporating machine learning and other data adaptive methods into clinical and public health research.


Jada L. Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN

Dr. Brooks is affiliated with UNC School of Nursing and her multidisciplinary program of community-based health research focuses on reducing health disparities and improving the health of American Indian children, with a particular focus on understanding the psychosocial factors related to family management of childhood asthma. Other areas of interest include epigenetics and health services research. Dr. Brooks’ research program advances knowledge of inflammation as a potential biological pathwa … Continued


Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH

Dr. Lori Carter-Edwards, research associate professor is a public health professional and researcher with expertise in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, and education. Dr. Carter Edwards is the Training and Outreach Lead for Community and Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarship (CARES). Dr. Carter-Edwards’ research focuses on the prevention of chronic disease in vulnerable populations. She investigates the role of psychosocial correlates on cardiovascular-related outcomes, such as obesity, … Continued


Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH

Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a physician-researcher, Dr. Cené spends 75% of her time conducting health services research and 25% in direct patient care. Her research involves the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, including social network analysis. She has several lines of research: 1) the influence of social and behavioral factors on health outcomes for individuals with and at … Continued


Addie Coleman

Addie Coleman is a Research Assistant for UNC Re-Envisioning Health & Justice Lab and is working on the Covid Prison Project. She is a PhD student in the department of Health Policy and Management at UNC. She graduated with honors from UNC in the spring of 2020 with a B.A. in Sociology and Management & Society. Her thesis focused on the impact of race/ethnicity, gender, and educational attainment on access to health care among working-aged adults in the United States. Broadly, her research … Continued


Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, is professor of Health Policy & Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.  Her research focus is on health disparities and Alzheimer’s disease with an emphasis on building knowledge for the scientific and lay community to inform conducting culturally relevant research and disseminating information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in medically under-served diverse populations. Dr. Dilworth-Anderson … Continued


Cheryl L. Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

Cheryl L. Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP is the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar. She received a BA in psychology from North Carolina Central University, a BS in nursing and a PhD in social-health psychology from Stony Brook University, and a MSN from the psychiatric nurse practitioner program at UNC Cha … Continued


Kristen Lich Hassmiller, PhD, MHSA

Dr. Lich specializes in the application of systems thinking, operations research, and systems science simulation modeling techniques for health policy, public health delivery, and medical decision making. Dr. Lich has been invited to talk about the use of systems science methods to inform policy and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-informed practice in a variety of settings, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans … Continued


Ben Kaplin

Ben is a member of the UNC School of Medicine’s class of 2020. While studying English at Columbia University, Ben developed a strong interest in narrative medicine, which ultimately inspired him to pursue a medical career. Since arriving at UNC, Ben has continued to develop a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to healthcare, which takes into account patients’ personal narratives as well as the socioeconomic and environmental factors that shape their everyday lives. This approach lies at the c … Continued


Feng-Chang Lin, PhD

Feng-Chang Lin, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As evidenced by more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, he is fully devoted in both statistical methodology and application that will benefit not only statistical science but also clinical practice. Working as a biostatistician in the Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he is heavily engaged in collaboration … Continued


Krista M. Perreira, PhD

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


Stuart Rennie, PhD

Stuart Rennie is an Associate Professor in Social Medicine, a core faculty at UNC Center for Bioethics and an associate faculty at UNC Center for Health Equity Research. His background is in philosophy and medical anthropology, and his doctoral dissertation concentrated on the impact luck and chance can have on attributions of moral responsibility. Dr. Rennie’s current teaching, research and service interests focus on research ethics, public health ethics, and medical ethics, particularly in the … Continued


Daniel S. Reuland, MD, MPH

Daniel S. Reuland, MD MPH, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and did his internal medicine residency at Yale – New Haven Hospital. He practiced and taught internal medicine for 11 years (including 4 years with the US Indian Health Service) before deciding to focus on research and enter a post-doctoral fellowship at the UNC Cecil G. S … Continued


Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA

Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA is an assistant professor of Medicine at UNC. Dr. Reyes received her MD at Harvard Medical School in 2008 and worked as Uganda Site Director at Massachusetts General Hospital Global Primary Care Residency Program from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Reyes’ specialty areas include Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Global Health, and Public Policy. Dr. Reyes’ research and clinical interests are inspired by her particular commitment to women and children’s health in resou … Continued


Anissa I. Vines, MS, PhD

Anissa I. Vines, MS, PhD is a research faculty member in the department of epidemiology and co-lead of the Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights MPH degree concentration in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Vines serves as the director of the Inclusive Science Program in the NC TraCS Institute. She is also an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer … Continued


Michell White, MD

Michelle White, MD, is originally from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She obtained a BA in History of Medicine and Science from Yale University and an MD from Duke University. She did her residency in general pediatrics at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital with subsequent fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. White is interested in health equity and policy related to pediatric cardiovascular diseases and obesity with a specific focus … Continued