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September 2021

Aunchalee Palmquist: Advancing Health Equity in the first 1,000 days: Breastfeeding and Reproductive Justice

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC

On September 24, 2021, Aunchalee Palmquist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and an affiliate of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Dr. Palmquist’s research addresses the intersectionality of perinatal maternal, newborn and young child health disparities globally and in the U.S., with an emphasis on breastfeeding. Dr. Palmquist’s interdisciplinary work bridges medical…

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October 2021

Thomas McDade

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Thomas McDade

On October 1, 2021, Thom McDade, a biological anthropologist and the Director of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research at Northwestern University, will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Thom McDade is a biological anthropologist specializing in human population biology. His work is primarily concerned with the dynamic interrelationships among society, biology and health over the life course, with an emphasis on life course approaches to stress and the human immune system. The…

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Marcia (Marcy) J. Carlson

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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marcy-carlson

On October 8, 2021, Marcy Carlson, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Carlson’s primary research interests center on the associations between family contexts and the wellbeing of parents and children. She has explored the changing composition of families and aspects of their functioning. Her early work explored how family structure was associated with child and adolescent being, identifying fathers’ involvement with children as a…

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Yamnia I. Cortés: Women’s reproductive health across the life course: A marker for cardiovascular disease risk in later life?

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Yamnia-Cortes

On October 15, 2021, Yamnia I. Cortés, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Health Disparities, Women’s Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Women’s reproductive health across the life course: A marker for cardiovascular disease risk in later life?" as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Dr. Cortés obtained her BA in Biology and completed a concentration in Latino/a Studies at Williams College in 2006. She completed her MPH in the…

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Will Dow

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Will Dow

On October 29, 2021, Will Dow, the Director of the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health, will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Dow, a celebrated scholar of the economic aspects of health insurance, health behaviors, and health and demographic outcomes, joined the Berkeley faculty in 2004. Since 2005, he has been the founding…

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November 2021

Julie Bynum

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Julie Bynum

On November 5, 2021, Julie Bynum, the Margaret Terpenning Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Research Professor in the Institute of Gerontology, Geriatric Center Associate Director for Health Policy and Research, and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Dr. Bynum is the Margaret Terpenning Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Research…

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Ashu Handa: Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP)

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Sudhanshu (Ashu) Handa

On November 12, 2021, Ashu Handa, the Lawrence I. Gilbert Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at UNC and a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center, will present his study results from Malawi as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Handa is Lawrence I. Gilbert Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the UNC and is a human resource economist specializing in household behaviours in developing countries. He has over…

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Giovanna Merli

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Merli

On November 19, 2021, Giovanna Merli, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Duke University and a member of the Duke Global Health Institute, will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Her research straddles three disciplinary realms: demography, contemporary Chinese society and global health. She focuses on a range of population and health issues in developing countries that intersect frontline public policy, such as the role of China's population control program in lowering…

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