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September 2021

Rebecca Kreitzer: Unplanning Pregnancy: The Politics of Contraception Deserts

September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Rebecca Kreitzer

On September 17, 2021, Rebecca Kreitzer, Associate Professor of Public Policy and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Unplanning Pregnancy: The Politics of Contraception Deserts" as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. This is a project with Candis Watts Smith (Duke), Kellen Kane (UNC Policy PhD student), Tracee Saunders (former UNC Policy undergrad, now PhD student at Iowa). Dr. Kreitzer's research focuses on…

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

September 24, 2021 @ 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: Biosocial 2.0: Future directions for research at the interface of the biological and social sciences

October 1, 2021 @ 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 "Biosocial 2.0:  Future directions for research at the interface of the biological and social sciences" 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,…

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Marcia (Marcy) J. Carlson and Peter Fallesen: Longer lives, Later Births: Generational Overlap in Denmark and the U.S.

October 8, 2021 @ 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, and Peter Fallesen (Rockwool Foundation and Stockholm University) 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…

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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, 2021 @ 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: Female Sex Workers in the Time of COVID: A Longitudinal Study in Tanzania

October 29, 2021 @ 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 "Female Sex Workers in the Time of COVID: A Longitudinal Study in Tanzania" 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,…

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November 2021

Julie Bynum: Accelerating population research and its impact to reduce Burden of Alzheimer’s disease

November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 "Accelerating population research and its impact to reduce Burden of Alzheimer’s disease" as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Dr. Bynum is the…

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

November 12, 2021 @ 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: The Changing Intellectual Landscape of Demography: A Computational Look at Published Scholarship, 1950-2020

November 19, 2021 @ 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 "The Changing Intellectual Landscape of Demography: A Computational Look at Published Scholarship, 1950-2020" 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…

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January 2022

Miyuki Hino: In harm’s way: characterizing exposure to flooding in North Carolina

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

On January 14, 2022, Miyuki Hino, assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and an adjunct assistant professor in the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "In harm’s way: characterizing exposure to flooding in North Carolina" as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Miyuki Hino is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and an adjunct assistant professor…

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