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My research focuses on understanding how social environments and behavioral factors contribute to population health disparities, particularly in under-served populations. My work has largely focused on caregiving interventions and global early child development. More recently, I have started collaborating on projects related to homelessness in North Carolina. Prior to begining my doctoral training at UNC, I received my MS in Epidemiology and BA in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to epidemiologic research, I collaborate on various population health research with colleagues from nutrition, sociology, and economics. 

Research Interests

Examining how the social environment contributes to health disparities globally and locally; early child growth, health, and development; mental health.


Joanna "Asia" Maselko, Stephanie Martin