Meet the recently elected Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows

Aug 15, 2016

The Carolina Population Center's Faculty Fellows elected four UNC faculty members to join the CPC Fellows program. The Fellows are CPC's permanent and vital core, and the center devotes its resources to facilitating their research. Currently, there are 66 Fellows from 15 different UNC departments.

Christy L. Avery is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology.

Avery's research in population sciences involves the use of longitudinal data and incorporating factors at multiple levels (e.g., cellular, individual, contextual) to examine patterns of change in health risk (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol), health behavior (e.g., alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity, obesity) and their effects on the incidence and prevalence of chronic disease (e.g., cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis).

Jane Cooley Fruehwirth is an Assistant Professor of Economics.

Fruehwirth's research focuses on the role of social context in shaping disadvantage, particularly in the context of schools and friendships. She also studies education policies at the elementary and secondary school level that are aimed at improving disadvantaged students' outcomes, such as teaching practice, accountability and grade retention.

Jill R. Stewart is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

Stewart's research focus is on environmental health microbiology and her work crosses multiple disciplines, methodologies and continents. She studies the links between ecosystems and human health and, in particular, the impact of environmental conditions and human behavior on water quality.

Katherine Weisshaar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Weisshaar's research focuses on gender and economic stratification processes within families, workplaces, and society, with an interest in developing critical tests of causality by leveraging data and methods. She is particularly interested in how macro-level inequalities in the labor force are reproduced through micro- and meso-level processes in the workplace, in families, and in the work-family intersection.

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