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Adverse birth outcomes worse for foreign-born Latina mothers during Trump administration

March 1, 2023

A number of studies have shown that the election of President Trump in 2016 generated harmful consequences for the health and well-being of Latinx people in the United States. Several students have linked Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Latinx policies with increased levels of stress and anxiety among Latinx people in the US, as well as a…

New Add Health Data Release

February 20, 2023

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A new study examines the impacts of small wildfires that can add up over time

February 15, 2023

Summary of findings: Past studies have suggested that wealthier people are at higher risk from fires But, when you look at fire frequency, the opposite is true The impacts of small fires can add up over time – this is potentially exacerbated by the fact that we tend to focus only on the big, newsworthy…

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As extreme weather events become more often and intensify, the number of people and places exposed to flooding events is likely to grow.

February 7, 2023

As extreme weather events become more often and intensify, the number of people and places exposed to flooding events is likely to grow. But until now, surprisingly little was known about how floodplain development patterns vary across communities. [caption id="attachment_126641" align="alignright" width="150"] Miyuki Hino[/caption] A new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina…

Faculty Fellow Sachiko Ozawa serves on expert panel for new report on socioeconomic impact of science and health misinformation

January 26, 2023

A new report released by the Council of Canadian Academies examines the socioeconomic impacts of science and health misinformation, and describes best practices for identifying and responding to misinformation. CPC Faculty Fellow Sachiko Ozawa, a heath economist and associate professor in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, served as a panel member for the report, entitled…

Impact Awards: Two trainees are recognized for their research accomplishments

January 23, 2023

The UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School’s Impact Awards are designed to recognize the significance of graduate student research and their contributions to North Carolina in areas of education and economic, physical, social or cultural well-being. This year, two of the eleven recipients are Trainees at the Carolina Population Center. The eleven students and recent alumni honored…

Falling birth rate not due to less desire to have children

January 12, 2023

For many parents or would-be parents, the “right time” to have a child may feel increasingly out of reach Birth rates are falling in the United States, but it isn’t because Americans say they want fewer kids. In fact, young Americans haven’t changed the number of children they intend to have in decades. Women born…