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A Perfect Match? How Job Demands Shape Gender and Racial Discrimination in Hiring The project will examine whether and how job demands - the required skills and experiences associated with a job opening - are associated with gender and racial discrimination levels in hiring. We will use experimental procedures to examine whether employers are more or less likely…
Add Health (The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health) The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of over 20,000 adolescents who were in grades 7-12 during the 1994-95 school year, and have been followed for five waves to date, most recently…
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Add Health Epigenome Resource: Life course stressors and epigenomic modifications in adulthood The overall goals of this project are to investigate the influence of life course psychosocial stressors on DNA methylation and gene expression that may influence cardiometabolic health and depression in a US representative study of young adults. The findings from this study will have significant…
Add Health GWAS Data: User Support and Research Tools to Enable Widespread Access This project is developing tools to enable widespread access to and use of genome-wide association study (GWAS) data among respondents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). The intent is to make Add Health GWAS data more easily accessible, straightforward…
Add Health Parent Study: Phase I The Add Health Parent Study (2015-2017), gathered social, behavioral, and health survey data in 2015-2017 on a probability sample of the Add Health parents who were originally interviewed in 1995. Data for 2,013 Wave I parents, ranging in age from 50-80 years and representing 2,244…
Adolescent and Adult Lives of Children of Parents Returning from Prison This project adds questions to the Add Health Wave V survey to study parental incarceration and the impact of parents returning from prison on their children. The research will markedly expand opportunities to understand wide ranging processes and outcomes in child development from adolescence through…
Agricultural intervention for food security and HIV health outcomes in Kenya Despite major advances in care and treatment for those living with HIV, morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) remain unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), largely due to the parallel challenges of poverty and food insecurity. Food insecurity and poverty contribute to…
Black-White Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death: Consequences for Health Racial/ethnic disparities in life expectancy are well known, with particular disadvantage for black Americans, but scientists have not considered the potential damage to survivors; this project will focus on those survivors to provide the first population-based analysis of race/ethnic differences in exposure to the death…
Cardiovascular Health of Sexual and Gender Minorities in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos The cardiovascular health of Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender minorities has been understudied. The goal of this study is to examine relationships between sexual/gender minority stress, coping, social support, and heart disease - a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among Hispanic/Latinos in the U.S. Findings…
Carolina Center for Population Aging and Health The Carolina Center for Population Aging and Health will support a productive group of scholars as they increase the pace and focus of their research on topics related to the demography and economics of aging. Faculty will conduct research and primary data collection in support…
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