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Chelsea Ducille is currently a PhD candidate in Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Carolina Population Center Population Science Trainee. Her research focuses on maternal and child health outcomes in low-resource settings, access to healthcare, border crossing for healthcare, and the effects of migration on family health. She has a diverse set of experiences in global and domestic public health research, where she examines health inequality, barriers to access to care, and migration or border crossing for healthcare.

Prior to Chelsea’s matriculation, she worked at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Senior Research Program Coordinator where she was responsible for the execution of two international disaster response and preparedness studies centered in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Brazil. She holds an MSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health and a Certificate of Maternal and Child Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Maternal health
  • Global health
  • Health disparities
  • Access to care
  • Migration


Kavita Singh Ongechi