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Meet the Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows elected in 2020


July 21, 2020

The Carolina Population Center’s Faculty Fellows elected four UNC faculty members to join the CPC Fellows program in 2020. There are now 71 Fellows who sit across 16 academic departments.

Marissa Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior.

She uses behavioral science to inform policies to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. Much of her research focuses on the impact of pictorial tobacco product warnings on both intended and unintended outcomes. She is also leading several experiments to examine the impact of obesity prevention policies such as sugar-sweetened beverage health warnings and taxes, with a focus on preventing childhood obesity among Latinx populations.

Chantel Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology.

Her research seeks to uncover social and biological mechanisms of health disparities across the life course. By identifying the long-term effects of early life stressors, such as neighborhood deprivation, crime, residential segregation, and air pollution, her multidisciplinary research aims to improve health among racial/ethnic minorities and eliminate health disparities.

Keely Muscatell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience.

She studies how social experiences (e.g., stress, social status, inequality, discrimination, loneliness, social support) influence physical health and emotional well-being, incorporating techniques from social neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology to identify pathways linking the social environment and health outcomes.

Tonia Poteat is an Assistant Professor of Social Medicine and core faculty in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research.

Her research, teaching, and practice have focused on HIV and LGBT health disparities with particular attention to the health and well-being of transgender communities. Her current work attends to the health consequences of stigma based on multiple marginalized identities. Dr. Poteat is a certified HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and has devoted her clinical practice to providing medically appropriate and culturally competent care to members of the LGBTQ community as well as people living with HIV.