CPC Postdoctoral Scholars

Academic Year 2017-18

Ther Aung, Ph.D.
Resources, Environment and Sustainability
University of British Columbia, 2016
Room 2126D Carolina Square Ther Aung
Research focus:

Household energy in LMIC; health, climate and livelihood impacts from biomass fuel use; air pollution and exposure assessment; and intervention evaluation.
CPC Faculty Preceptor:
Dr. Pamela Jagger, Public Policy

Elizabeth Dunford, Ph.D.
Public Health
University of Sydney, 2013
Email: edunford@email.unc.edu
through June 2018 Elizabeth Dunford
Research focus:
The application of advanced nutrition epidemiology techniques to analyze longitudinal food purchase data and systematically examine dietary behaviors using Professor Popkin's team's "crosswalk" methodology.
CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Barry Popkin, Nutrition

Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Email: ler@email.unc.edu
Room 2205K Carolina Square Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes
Research focus:
Health disparities; social determinants of obesity and other chronic diseases; Hispanic/Latino and immigrant health; epigenetic mechanisms and gene-environment interactions that link social context and migration to health.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Allison Aiello, Epidemiology and Penny Gordon-Larsen, Nutrition

Lauren Gaydosh, Ph.D.
Sociology and Social Policy
Princeton University, 2015
Email: lgaydosh@live.unc.edu
Lauren Gaydosh
Research focus:
The intersection of family, inequality and health

CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology

Noah Haber, Sc.D.
Global Health and Population
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017
Room 3105K Carolina Square Noah Haber
Research focus:
Health economics; HIV/AIDS in South Africa --- identifying factors related to adverse behavioral incentives from public programs, modeling the HIV cascade of care, and experimenting with survey elicitation methods for sensitive questions.

CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Audrey Pettifor, Epidemiology

Ashley Hagaman, Ph.D.
Global Health
Arizona State University, 2017
Email: ashley.hagaman@unc.edu
Room 3105H Carolina Square Ashley Hagaman
Research focus:
LMIC mental health intervention evaluation; global mental health; LMIC health systems quality improvement; vital surveillance, suicide; maternal health; and implementation science.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Asia Maselko, Epidemiology and Kavita Singh Ongechi, Maternal and Child Health

Jonathan Horowitz, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
Email: horowit1@email.unc.edu
Room 2205M Carolina Square JOnathan Horowitz
Research focus:
Life course; cohort change; age-graded patterns across political behaviors; work/jobs/inequality; and residential mobility/migration.
CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Barbara Entwisle, Sociology

Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University, 2016
Email: thargrov@email.unc.edu
through June 2018 Taylor Hargrove
Research focus:
Population health; racial/ethnic, gender, and skin tone stratification; aging and the life course; multiple hierarchy stratification perspectives; social determinants of health.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Robert Hummer and Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology

Yosuke Inoue, Ph.D.
International Health
University of Tokyo, 2015
Email: inoyo@live.unc.edu
Room 2113G Carolina Square Yosuke Inoue
Research focus:
Incorporation of biomarkers and gut microbiota data into population cohort data; health impact of economic development in low- and middle-income countries; longitudinal methods.
CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, Nutrition

Elizabeth Lawrence, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Boulder, 2015
through December 2017 Elizabeth Lawrence
Research focus:
Social determinants of health and health behavior; educational inequality; life course; social demography.

CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Robert Hummer and Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology

Chantel Martin, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
Email: martchan@email.unc.edu
Room 2205J Carolina Square Chantel Martin
Research focus:
Health disparities; early life determinants of health disparities; biosocial processes; life course framework; social and environmental epidemiology.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Allison Aiello, Epidemiology and Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology

Julie Olson, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin, 2017
through December 2017 Julie Olson
Research focus:

Population health disparities; adolescence and transition to adulthood; life course and developmental trajectories; and Social Demography.
CPC Faculty Preceptor:
Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology

Sowmya Rajan, Ph.D.
Duke University, 2014
through September 2017 Kristin Young
Research focus:
Social demography; fertility intentions and behavior; quantitative methods; gender disparities in health; son preference; South Asia.

CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. S. Philip Morgan, Sociology

Sabrina Zadrozny, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Email: sabrinaz@unc.edu
through June 2018 Sabrina Zadrozny
Research focus:
Size estimation; HIV prevention for high risk populations; disparities in access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services; exploring the generalizability of existing spatio-temporal data.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Sharon Weir, Epidemiology and Michael Emch, Geography

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