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A Perfect Match? How Job Demands Shape Gender and Racial Discrimination in HiringKatherine WeisshaarThe 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.United States of America
Add Health (The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)Robert HummerA longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of over 20,000 adolescents who were in grades 7-12 during the 1994-95 school year.
Add Health Epigenome Resource: Life course stressors and epigenomic modifications in adulthoodKathleen Mullan HarrisThe 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.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Add Health GWAS Data: User Support and Research Tools to Enable Widespread AccessKathleen Mullan HarrisThis 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).Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-CourseUnited States of America
Add Health Parent Study: Phase IKathleen Mullan HarrisThe 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.Demography, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Adolescent and Adult Lives of Children of Parents Returning from PrisonKathleen Mullan HarrisThis 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.Longitudinal/Life-CourseUnited States of America
Agricultural intervention for food security and HIV health outcomes in KenyaHarsha ThirumurthyDespite 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.Interventions and Evaluation, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Alternative Business Models (ABM) for Family PlanningThis project evaluates the impact of five different commercial marketing strategies to promote family planning in three countries: Ethiopia, Pakistan, and India.
Beverage Intake in the United StatesBarry M. PopkinThe Beverage Guidance Panel was assembled to provide guidance on the relative health and nutritional benefits and risks of various beverage categories.
Black-White Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death: Consequences for HealthRobert HummerThe first population-based analysis of race/ethnic differences in exposure to the death of multiple family members over the life course.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Cardiovascular Health of Sexual and Gender Minorities in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of LatinosTonia Poteat; Krista M. PerreiraThe 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.United States of America
Carolina Center for Population Aging and HealthElizabeth FrankenbergResearch produced as part of this center will provide important new results on patterns and determinants of healthy aging around the world.Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, India, Malawi, Philippines, United States of America
Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence (CT & IPV) Research CollaborativeClare BarringtonAdvancing the research agenda linking cash transfers and IPV—defining and contributing evidence to knowledge gaps, bringing coherence to future research plans, and disseminating research findings—in order to effectively leverage cash programming for IPV prevention among poor and vulnerable women in low- and middle-income settings.
Cash Transfers for Adolescent Girls and young Women to Reduce Sexual Risk in Tanzania: A Qualitative and Behavioral Economics Assessment of the CARE StudyAudrey E. PettiforExamining the experiences of adolescent girls and young women who were part of the CARE Study.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited Republic of Tanzania
Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition SurveyLinda S. AdairA longitudinal study following new mothers and their infants over 30+ years of life course development.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESPhilippines
Center for Galapagos StudiesStephen J. WalshThe Center for Galapagos Studies (CGS) is the coordinating unit for UNC's Galapagos Initiative, which marshals Carolina's research strengths to address the complex human and environmental pressures in the Galapagos archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of evolutionary science.Galapagos Islands
Center for Population and AgingKathleen Mullan HarrisLinked data from the Add Health Parent study (AHPS) and Add Health study will support a broad-based research agenda on intergenerational linkages over the life course of each generation.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS)Barry M. Popkin; Penny Gordon-LarsenCHNS examines how the social and economic development of Chinese society is affecting the health of its population.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESChina
CON/Health Policy Analysis and MappingPaul DelamaterThis research project focuses on mapping and analyzing health care access and utilization in Michigan, within the framework of the state's Certificate of Need (CON) program as administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Data for Impact (D4I)Sian L. CurtisWe strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of local partners to collect, analyze, and use data to support their move to self-reliance.Data Science, Interventions and Evaluation, Race/Gender/Age/SESBangladesh, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Demography and Economics of Aging Research (DEAR)Peter R. UhlenbergThe Demography and Economics of Aging Research (DEAR) program promotes research on the demography and economics of aging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Administered through the Carolina Population Center, the program helps researchers with funding, proposals, seminar sponsorship, and travel.
Developing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Pictorial Health Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Overcome Language and Literacy BarriersMarissa Hall; Lindsey Smith TaillieOur proposed project aims to design and evaluate pictorial health warnings on SSBs, with a long-term goal of informing policies that can improve diet, prevent obesity, and ultimately prevent type 2 diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases among Latino children.United States of America
Drivers and Consequences of Climate-Induced Migration in AfricaClark GrayThis project will provide new insight into climate-induced migration in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on how this process varies over space and how destination areas are affected.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Dynamics of Economics & the Built Environment: Diet, Activity & ObesityBarry M. PopkinThis study will examine how key contextual factors, in particular economic and modifiable built environmental factors, affect dietary intake and physical activity patterns, and in turn, obesity dynamics.
Dynamics of Extreme Events, People, and Places (DEEPP)Elizabeth FrankenbergUnderstanding the environmental, economic, social, and psychological impacts of hurricanes and flooding in coastal Carolina communities.Human-Environment InteractionsUnited States of America
Early Life Mortality in the United StatesRobert HummerThis project seeks to better understand early life mortality (ages 0-24) in the United States in the context of substantial racial/ethnic inequality and very rapid socioeconomic and family changes that have occurred in recent decades.Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Ecuador ProjectsStephen J. Walsh; Richard E. BilsborrowThis program investigates the social, economic, and demographic effects on land use change among colonist and indigenous communities in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESEcuador
Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa (EPPSA)Pamela JaggerThis project seeks to understand the impact of strategies to improve access to modern energy services in Southern Africa, a region lagging far behind the rest of the world in energy access.Interventions and Evaluation, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESMalawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Energy Transitions and Environmental Change in East and Southern Africa's Coupled Human, Terrestrial, and Atmospheric Systems.Jason WestThe East and Southern Africa region is experiencing unprecedented environmental change (citations), with untold consequences for human well-being and sustainability.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches
Engaging Latinx community members in nutrition education and obesity prevention researchLindsey Smith TaillieGaining insight on our research strategy, from pilot design to grant proposal development, from El Centro Hispano, a North Carolina-based Latino community organization serving parents and children.United States of America
Enhancing Scientific Community Access to Add Health DataRobert HummerWe are in the process of substantially upgrading and expanding the archiving, documentation, and dissemination of social, biological, and contextual multilevel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health).United States of America
Evaluating Peru's front-of-package warning labels on household food purchases and dietary intakeLindsey Smith TaillieThe goal of this project is to evaluate whether Peru’s warning labels on SSBs and ultra-processed foods are associated with changes in food purchases and children’s intake, overall and by SES.Peru
Evaluating the impact of SSB and nonessential food taxes in MexicoBarry M. Popkin; Lindsey Smith Taillie; Shu Wen NgThis project looks at both customer and industry response to a 10% sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Mexico.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESMexico
Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Maternal and Newborn Health Intervention in EthiopiaKavita Singh OngechiStudying the impact of QI efforts to improve maternal and newborn health.Interventions and Evaluation
Evaluation of the Chilean Law of Food Advertising and Labeling on food purchases and children's dietsLindsey Smith TaillieEvaluating the effect of Chile’s front-of-package warning label and marketing restrictionsChile
Evolution of Well-Being among Older AdultsElizabeth FrankenbergLooking at longer-term consequences of large-scale disasters on the health and well-being of older adults.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESIndonesia
Exome Variants Underlying Weight Gain from Adolescence to AdulthoodPenny Gordon-LarsenThe objective of the research is to investigate how genetic variants influence temporal changes in body mass index and downstream cardiometabolic risk factors at a vulnerable lifecycle period for weight gain, with differential risk across race/ethnic groups. Our findings will contribute to the understanding of risk in the transition from adolescence into adulthood, a period of rapid weight gain when precursors of adult disease are developing, in order to inform efforts to mitigate early development of disease risk.Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Data Science, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Extreme Events as Transformative Factors in Pastoral Social-Ecological SystemsPaul W. LeslieThis research focuses on the response of Maasai communities in northern Tanzania to the devastating drought of 2008-2009.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level ApproachesUnited Republic of Tanzania
Family Planning Country Action Process Evaluation (FP CAPE)Sian L. CurtisThe Family Planning Country Action Process Evaluation (FP CAPE) is a prospective, portfolio-level process evaluation that takes a complex systems look at a portfolio of family planning investments to improve modern contraceptive use.Interventions and EvaluationDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria
Forest Use, Energy, Livelihoods (FUEL)Pamela JaggerFUEL Lab researchers study how natural resource reliance influences the well-being of human populations in developing countries.Interventions and Evaluation, Multi-level Approaches
From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course ResearchRobert Hummer; Allison AielloA scientific training program for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees which integrates both social and biological/health sciences research approaches for improving the understanding of health and well-being across the life course.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESNorth Carolina, United States of America
Full Access, Full Choice: Increasing Youth's Access to Expanded Method ChoiceIlene S. SpeizerThe project will help fill gaps in existing global, country, and program-level data and information to support future evidence-informed investments on expanded contraceptive method choice among youth.Race/Gender/Age/SES
Geography of Health Inequalities: Contextual Data Merge for Wave V of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult HealthTaylor HargroveSummarizing the demographic, socioeconomic, health, and mobility characteristics of the environments in which participants from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) were living at the time of their Wave V interviewsUnited States of America
Global Food Research ProgramBarry M. PopkinWe provide the academic community, policymakers, and the food industry with rigorous and innovative methods to measure the factory-to-fork dynamics and trends in the food supply in various countries across the globe.Interventions and Evaluation, Multi-level ApproachesBarbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, South Africa
Health and Poverty Effects of a Large-scale Cookstove Initiative in RwandaSudhanshu (Ashu) HandaThis project will evaluate the impact of a private sector cookstove and fuel distribution intervention on exposure to airborne pollutants, health and poverty.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level ApproachesRwanda
Health Disparities: Inflammatory Response, Immune Function, and Environmental(In)CongruenceTaylor HargroveExamining the biological and social mechanisms underlying the relationship between socioeconomic mobility and poorer physiological health outcomes.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
IDOC - Inter-Disciplinary Obesity CenterBarry M. PopkinThe Inter-Disciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC) addresses obesity within a complex, individualized system of proximate and distal biological and environmental factors using an intensive interdisciplinary approach.
Impact of Eliminating Nonmedical exemptions in California.Paul DelamaterWe will evaluate the impact of eliminating nonmedical exemptions for vaccines in California to develop an evidence base for implementation of immunization legislation.United States of America
Impact of Hurricane Floyd in North CarolinaProvides assessments of the impact of Hurricane Floyd on the population and infrastructure of Eastern North Carolina, including maps and geographic information systems data.
Impact of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer on Beneficiaries' Vulnerabilities Throughout the Life CycleClare BarringtonIdentfying vulnerable sub-groups receiving unconditional cash transfers in Malawi, and identifying ways in which the Social Cash Transfer Programme can enhance its positive effect on their well-being.Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESMalawi
Impacts of Environment, Host Genetics and Antigen Diversity on Malaria Vaccine EfficacyMichael E. EmchThis multi-site study in Africa is the first major attempt at understanding the impact of spatial ecology on malaria vaccine efficacy and the first integration of molecular data into an ecological vaccine trial analysis.Biomarkers, Multi-level Approaches
Improving dialogue and accountability with a youth-led community score card in Western KenyaKat TumlinsonThe proposed innovation seeks to improve service delivery by changing the attitude and behavior of public sector healthcare providers when attending to young and unmarried family planning patients.Interventions and EvaluationKenya
Infant Care ProjectMargaret E. BentleyThis research examines behavioral and environmental factors that significantly influence infant health outcomes in the first two years of life. The study is currently being conducted among African-American mother-infant pairs in North Carolina.
LAMHA - Latino Adolescent Migration, Health and Adaptation ProjectKrista M. PerreiraExamining the mental health status and needs of recent Latino immigrant youth and their primary caretakers in North Carolina.Race/Gender/Age/SESNorth Carolina, United States of America
Leveraging multi-omics approaches to examine metabolic challenges of obesity in relation to cardiovascular diseasesPenny Gordon-LarsenUsing genomics and metabolomics data to reveal mechanisms important in cardiovascular disease (CVD), with strong potential for identifying biomarkers of CVD risk.BiomarkersUnited States of America
Life Course Process of Alzheimer's Disease: Sex Difference and Biosocial MechanismsY. Claire YangExamining the process of age change in cognitive function in relation to risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) throughout the adult life span and how such process is different for men and women.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Life Course StudiesGlen H. Elder, Jr.The five key principles of life course theory: life-span development, human agency, historical time and geographic place, timing of transitions, and linked lives.Longitudinal/Life-Course
Longer Term Effects of a Natural Disaster on Health and Socio-Economic StatusElizabeth FrankenbergThis project will collect and analyze data from Sumatra, Indonesia, on how children and prime-age adults are affected by and respond to a large-scale natural disaster, the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, which killed an estimated 160,000. The Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR) is a longitudinal survey of individuals, households, communities, and facilities in the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra, Indonesia. Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESIndonesia
Mapping North Carolina's public postsecondary education pipelineRebecca TippettMapping out a complete picture of North Carolina's postsecondary educational pipeline and identifying the biggest opportunities for improvementDemography, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESNorth Carolina, United States of America
MEASURE EvaluationJames ThomasMEASURE Evaluation’s mission is to contribute to better health for people living in low-income countries by assisting governments and health institutions to generate and use information to change what doesn’t work and to scale up what does.Data Science, Interventions and Evaluation, Multi-level ApproachesAngola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health InitiativeDavid K. GuilkeyThe evaluation component of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), a multi-country program in India, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal that aimed to improve the health of the urban poor between 2010 and 2015.Interventions and EvaluationIndia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal
Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) the BMGF Family Planning Country Action PortfolioSian L. CurtisThe Urban Reproductive Health Initiative links country-level consortia with evaluation experts on the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project who will identify the most effective country-level approaches, facilitate knowledge sharing, and build a robust evidence base to shape future urban family planning, reproductive health, and integrated maternal and newborn health programs.Interventions and Evaluation
Monitoring Social Change: Dynamics Of Aging And Cognitive FunctionBarry M. Popkin; Penny Gordon-LarsenTo increase understanding of the modifiable social, behavioral and environmental factors that prevent or reduce the burden of age-related dementias.China
Monitoring Social Change: Health, Reproduction, AgingBarry M. PopkinAdding a follow-up survey to collect and analyze biomarker data from participants in the China Health Nutrition Study.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESChina
Multilevel mechanisms of HIV acquisition in young South African womenAudrey E. PettiforIdentifying social determinants and their pathways of effect that shape HIV risk among young women in sub-Saharan Africa, a population that bears an enormous burden of disease.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESSouth Africa
Nang Rong ProjectsStephen J. Walsh; Ronald R. Rindfuss; Barbara EntwisleA team collected information from more than 50,000 individuals as well as from administrative records, meteorological data, satellite images, and many other sources over a span of 20 years in the Nang Rong district in northeast Thailand.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESThailand
National Children's Study - North Carolina Study CenterBarbara EntwisleThe National Children's Study Vanguard Center in Duplin County, NC is part of a nationally representative study examining social, behavioral, biological, community and environmental factors that may affect children's health and development from the prenatal period through young adulthood.
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult HealthKathleen Mullan HarrisThe Add Health Wave V Program Project will add new data to the existing longitudinal multilevel social, behavioral, biological, and genetic data to create an unparalleled scientific resource for investigating the developmental origins of health and disease.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
National Study of Youth and ReligionThis study examines continuity and change over time in religious affiliations, beliefs and practices of American youth. It also explores links between these religious dynamics and other aspects of youth's lives, including subjective well-being, family processes, educational achievement, and career development.
Network on Life Course Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century AmericaRobert HummerA research network investigating how and why the United States is increasingly falling behind virtually all comparably developed/wealthy nationsUnited States of America
NURHI Sustainability Study.Ilene S. SpeizerThis project examines the sustainability of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation implemented family planning (FP) programs in urban Nigeria.Nigeria
Nutrition Transition ProgramBarry M. PopkinA set of research projects that study the rapid increases in inactivity and obesity, and the associated rise in noncommunicable diseases, that have occurred along with other rapid social and economic changes in the developing world.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
ONEdata - Obesity & Neighborhood Environment DatabasePenny Gordon-LarsenThe Obesity and Neighborhood Environment database is a unique collection of variables derived using spatial analysis techniques within a large scale Geographic Information System (GIS) that links community-level data to individual Add Health respondent residential locations in both space and time.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches
PIRE: Confronting Energy Poverty: Building an Interdisciplinary Evidence Base, Network, and Capacity for Transformative ChangePamela JaggerSub-Saharan Africa is the epi-center of the global challenge of energy poverty.
PMI Measure MalariaJames ThomasPMI Measure Malaria is a USAID-funded project to build on historical investments and accelerate progress made in malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.Interventions and Evaluation
Policies to reduce red and processed meat intake as a strategy to mitigate climate change and improve healthLindsey Smith TaillieHeavy consumption of meat, especially red and processed meat, is a major contributor to both greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. This proposal will examine current patterns of meat consumption in the US and test policies to reduce purchases of red and processed meat.Interventions and Evaluation, Race/Gender/Age/SESMexico, Canada, United States of America
Policy Options to Improve Educational Impact of the Malawi SCTPClare BarringtonInvestigating why school-aged children in Malawi continue to drop out of school at high rates, despite households in Malawi receiving an unconditional school bonus for school-aged children.Malawi
Positive, Negative, and Unintended Consequences of Nutrition-related Policies on Food Purchases: Pushing Nutrition Policy ForwardShu Wen Ng; Barry M. PopkinStudying the consequences of nutrition-related policies on food purchases.Interventions and EvaluationUnited States of America
Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study (PIN)Anna Maria Siega-RizThis study examines a range of potential risk factors for preterm birth, focusing primarily on psychosocial stress, physical activity, placental characteristics, infection, nutrition, health behaviors, socioeconomic characteristics, and other health, social, and contextual factors. Factors affecting weight retention in the postpartum period are also examined.
Program and Policy Options for Preventing Obesity in the Low, Middle, and Transitional Income Countries: background research and program evaluationBarry M. Popkin; Lindsey Smith Taillie; Shu Wen NgWe are looking at taxation, advertising restrictions, and front-of-package labels, and their effects on food purchases and dietary intake in four countries -- South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and Colombia.Interventions and EvaluationBrazil, Colombia, South Africa, Barbados, Jamaica
Reducing racial-ethnic disparities in sugar-sweetened beverage intake: the impact of nutrition claims on fruit drink purchases among parents of young childrenLindsey Smith TaillieThis project will inform policies to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake among children ages 1-5 years, with a long-term goal of reducing racial-ethnic disparities in childhood obesity.Race/Gender/Age/SES
Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey of HSE (RLMS-HSE)Barry M. PopkinThe RLMS is a household-based longitudinal survey designed to measure the effects of Russian reforms on the economic well-being of households and individuals.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESRussian Federation
Searching for Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Transitions in YangonPamela JaggerAn estimated 10-15% of Yangon's 5 million residents are considered 'unofficial', residing in high density, peri-urban, and often informal settlements.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course
Service Delivery Factors Influencing Contraceptive Use Dynamics in Developing Countries: A Mixed-Methods and Cross-Disciplinary ApproachKat TumlinsonResults of this project will redefine traditional approaches to assessing the quality of family planning service delivery in developing countries and quantify the impact of service quality on contraceptive continuation.Multi-level ApproachesKenya
SES and race-ethnic disparities in food purchasing and dietary intake:2000-2015Barry M. PopkinOur primary goals are to examine how various socio-economic factors (including the Great Recession, price changes) affect short-term and long-term food purchases and dietary outcomes across and within critical race/ethnic and SES subpopulations.Race/Gender/Age/SES
Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Across the Life CourseCarolyn Tucker HalpernExploring how sexual orientation/gender identity and socioeconomic status intersect and contribute to health and disease across the life course.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Social Context, the Life Course, and Genetic Transcription in Add HealthKathleen Mullan HarrisThe collection and dissemination of genome-wide mRNA expression profiles among Add Health respondents.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
Social Disadvantage and Its Impact on Pathogen Burden and Immune Dysfunction Across the Life CourseAllison AielloThis project seeks to explore the impact of early life experiences of poverty and stress on later life inflammation and immune dysfunction, with a specific focus on infectious burden as a key mediator of these processes.United States of America
Social-ecological effects of community forestry in NepalConghe SongThe project investigates the complex interactions between social and ecological systems that community forestry brings out in the Middle Hills of Nepal.
Socioeconomic and Racial Gaps in Schools: Implications for Health and EmploymentKathleen Mullan HarrisFor lower SES and racial minority children, school experiences are often characterized by inequalities in which they are disadvantaged relative to higher SES and White children.Multi-level ApproachesUnited States of America
Southern Immigrant Academic Adaptation Study (SIAA)Krista M. PerreiraSIAA is a population-based study examining of the daily acculturation experiences and academic adaptation of Latino youth in a new receiving community.Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESNorth Carolina, United States of America
Spatial Health Research GroupMichael E. EmchResearch activities of the SHRG focus on exploring spatio-temporal patterns of disease, primarily infectious diseases of the developing world.
Stepping Stones and Ladders: The Sources of the Mobility of Low Wage Workers in the United States, 1996-2012Ted MouwAnalyzing the conditions under which low-wage workers achieve upward mobility.United States of America
Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and RecoveryElizabeth FrankenbergThe Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery (STAR) provides data and analyses regarding the long-term impact of exposure to an extreme event, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, on population health and well-being.Biomarkers, Data Science, Demography, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Race/Gender/Age/SESIndonesia
Supporting Evidence-based Policy Making in sub-Saharan Africa through the Transfer ProjectGustavo AngelesA multi-country cash transfer research initiative to find out if and how cash transfers impact other aspects of people's lives.Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Tailoring Teaching to Fit the Class: Teaching Practice and Classroom Composition Under Random AssignmentJane Cooley FruehwirthThe main purpose of this project is to explore teaching practice through the lens of classroom composition (based on student initial achievement, race, socioeconomic status, and gender).Race/Gender/Age/SESUnited States of America
TB Data, Impact Assessment and Communications Hub (TB DIAH)James ThomasTB DIAH works to improve and harness existing data on tuberculosis (TB) and expand knowledge sharing regarding TB worldwide.
TeenWeb: Using the Web to Survey and Inform Urban Adolescents about HealthCarolyn Tucker HalpernTeenWeb examines the ability of the Web to collect information from adolescents and teach them about reproductive health issues, in urban secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Testing Multiple Modes of Data Collection with Network Sampling with MemoryTed MouwExtending work on an innovative approach, Network Sampling with Memory (NSM), to efficiently and cost-effectively sample from a rare population of immigrants in the U.S.United States of America
The effect of poverty, stress and immune function on health across the life-courseSudhanshu (Ashu) HandaThis project assess the medium term impact of a large-scale national anti-poverty program on disease and health risk of young adults age (19-25) and their parents or caregivers (age 55-65).Malawi, Kenya
Transfer ProjectSudhanshu (Ashu) HandaThe Transfer Project is a multi-country cash transfer research initiative.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Transition to a Western diet and cardiometabolic risk: Biomarkers derived from the microbiomePenny Gordon-LarsenThis project investigates how long-term and short-term changes in diet, gut microbiota, gut microbiota-related plasma metabolites and microbiota-influenced markers of cardiometabolic disease interrelate in order to inform efforts to mitigate early development of disease risk across the globe.Biomarkers, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SESChina
U.S. Social Welfare Policy and the Size and Scope of the U.S. Criminal Justice PopulationCarmen GutierrezGutierrez will examine whether and how the ACA influences the size, composition, and geographic distribution of the U.S. criminal justice population.United States of America
Understanding and Addressing the Multilevel Influences on Uptake and Adherence to HIV Prevention Strategies among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in SubSaharan AfricaIlene S. SpeizerWe propose a 5-year clustered randomized trial with a factorial design to evaluate the efficacy of a multi-level intervention that addresses stigma in accessing health care; social support and individual-risk behaviors.Biomarkers, Interventions and Evaluation, Longitudinal/Life-Course, Multi-level Approaches, Race/Gender/Age/SES
Understanding the relationship between herd immunity and geographic scale to improve estimates of localized infectious disease outbreak riskDespite its importance, a number of aspects of herd immunity remain under- or unexamined, thereby limiting its usefulness in applied epidemiological or public health settings. This K01 Award proposal focuses on herd immunity and its relationship with infectious disease outbreak risk at local geographic scales.United States of America
Understanding the risk profile of young women's male partners in rural South Africa.Audrey E. PettiforAssessing the empirical data on the male partners of young women in sub-Saharan African who are at very high risk of HIV infection.South Africa