CPC Postdoctoral Scholars

Academic Year 2016-17


Jason Davis, Ph.D.
Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
Email: jdavis36@live.unc.edu
Room 6307 E. Franklin Jason Davis
Research focus:
International migration; remittances; fertility; children’s well-being (education and nutrition); land use change in Latin America.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Linda Adair, Nutrition and Richard Bilsborrow, Biostatistics

Elizabeth Dunford, Ph.D.
Public Health
University of Sydney
Email: edunford@email.unc.edu
Room 6602 E. Franklin 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

Lydia Feinstein, Ph.D.
Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
through November 2016 Lydia Feinstein
Research focus:
Social and infectious diseases epidemiology; health disparities; bio-psychosocial determinants of aging; biomarker applications in population-based studies; and implementation and outcomes research.
CPC Faculty Preceptors: Drs. Allison Aiello, Epidemiology and Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology

Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Ph.D.
Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Email: ler@email.unc.edu
Room 6704 E. Franklin 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
Room 277 W. Franklin Lauren Gaydosh
Research focus:
The intersection of family, inequality and health

CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, Sociology


Shoshana Goldberg, Ph.D.
Maternal and Child Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Email: skgold@email.unc.edu
Room 6706 E. Franklin Shoshana Goldberg
Research focus:
LGBT health;  Biopsychosocial pathways of LGBT chronic disease risk; Measurement of sexual orientation and gender identity; Social and structural determinants of health disparities across the life course; Adolescent health; Sexual and reproductive health.

CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Carolyn Halpern, Maternal and Child Health; Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kerith Conron, UCLA


Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.
Sociology
Vanderbilt University, 2016
Email: thargrov@email.unc.edu
Room 247 W. Franklin Taylor Hargrove
Research focus:
Population health; racial/ethnic, gender, and skin tone stratification; aging and the life course; multiple hierarchy stratification perspectives; biosocial linkages in health inequality.
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 6121 E. Franklin 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.
Sociology
University of Colorado Boulder, 2015
Email: lizlaw@unc.edu
Room 271 W. Franklin 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


Sowmya Rajan, Ph.D.
Sociology
Duke University, 2014
Email: srajan@live.unc.edu
Room 268 W. Franklin 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


Katherine Tumlinson, Ph.D.
Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
Email: ktumlin@email.unc.edu
Room 213 W. Rosemary Katherine Tumlinson
Research focus:
Contraceptive use dynamics; developing country health systems; quality of family planning service delivery; pregnancy intentions and ambivalence; fertility; social accountability interventions for quality improvement
CPC Faculty Preceptor: Dr. Sian Curtis, Maternal and Child Health

Sabrina Zadrozny, Ph.D.
Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Email: sabrinaz@unc.edu
Room 275 W. Franklin 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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