2018-2019 Biosocial Trainees

Postdoctoral Scholars

Grace Noppert, PhD, MPH, MAT

University of Michigan, 2016
Email: gnop@email.unc.edu

Room 2205B CSQ  

Research Focus:
Immunosenescence; social epidemiology; social drivers of infectious disease; life course perspectives; population health

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Allison Aiello, Epidemiology; Dr. Robert Hummer, Sociology

Predoctoral Scholars

Nafeesa Andrabi

Email: nandrabi@live.unc.edu
Graduate student, Sociology

Room 2205H CSQ  

Research Focus:
Mental health and experiences of discrimination in US Muslim populations; genetic and epigenetic predictors of mental disorders; health disparities

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Joanna “Asia” Joannao, Epidemiology; Dr. Kathleen Weisshaar, Sociology

Andrea (Andi) Goodwin

Email: andi15@live.unc.edu
Graduate student, Sociology

Room 2114B CSQ  

Research Focus:
Health disparities throughout the life course along racial/ethnic, gender, and class strata

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Robert Hummer, Sociology; Dr. Whitney Robinson, Epidemiology

Rae Anne Martinez

Email: raeannem@live.unc.edu
Graduate student, Epidemiology

Room 2125E CSQ  

Research Focus:
Race/ethnicity and social stratification; child development;  statistical methods; genetics

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Allison Aiello, Epidemiology; Dr. Robert Hummer, Sociology

Natalie Smith

Email: natsmith@live.unc.edu
Graduate student, Health Policy & Management

Room 2126C CSQ   Smith

Research Focus:
Public health policy; computer simulation modeling for decision support; how the social and built environments impact health; obesity prevention

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Leah Frerichs, Health Policy & Management; Dr. James Moody, Sociology

Rachel Wilbur

Email: rachel_wilbur@med.unc.edu
Graduate student, Anthropology

Room 2124E CSQ  

Research Focus:
The impact of historical and intergenerational trauma on contemporary health among Native Americans and Alaska Natives

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Amanda Thompson, Anthropology; Dr. Alexandra Lightfoot, Health Behavior

Paul Zivich

Email: pzivich@live.unc.edu
Graduate student, Epidemiology

Room 2114D CSQ  

Research Focus:
Respiratory infectious diseases; vaccines; social network analysis; epidemiological methods; Python software development

Faculty Preceptors: Dr. Allison Aiello, Epidemiology; Dr. James Moody, Sociology

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