Carmen Gutierrez joined UNC-Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy in the fall of 2018.
In her research, Dr. Gutierrez explores issues at the intersection of crime and violence, immigration and deportation, and health and health care. In focusing on these domains, she aims to contribute to our ongoing understanding of the multiple ways that social inequalities arise across race, ethnicity, and citizenship. A central theme of her work is the use of statistical and spatial methods to address research questions that inform contemporary policy concerns.
Dr. Gutierrez's research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Crime & Delinquency, and Pediatrics. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Dr. Gutierrez earned a B.A. in both Sociology and Spanish from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas in Austin.
Population health; health disparities; migration and immigration policy; incarceration and the criminal justice system.
University of Texas at Austin, 2018