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Faculty Fellow Batsis participates in National Council on Aging Roundtable on Obesity and Equitable Aging

November 27, 2023

Faculty Fellow Dr. John Batsis participated in a National Council on Aging Roundtable on Obesity and Equitable Aging on November 15, 2023. The goals of the roundtable were to: -- to shift the mindset on obesity so it is addressed as a serious chronic disease -- to discuss the Patient Bill of Rights -- to…

National Council on Aging Roundtable on Obesity and Equitable Aging

Faculty Fellow Perreira co-authors report on improving safety net benefit access for immigrant families in North Carolina

November 15, 2023

Many immigrant families face an array of barriers to enrolling in safety net programs like Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Some are universal structural barriers that many program applicants confront navigating complex enrollment systems. Others are unique challenges around immigration concerns and language access. Understanding who these families are is the first…


Meet the Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows elected in 2023

July 17, 2023

The Carolina Population Center’s Faculty Fellows elected eight UNC faculty members to join the CPC Fellows program in 2023. Regina Baker, Sociology As a sociologist with training in both sociology and social work, Dr. Baker's research is fundamentally concerned with poverty and inequality and seeks to understand the factors that create, maintain, and shape socioeconomic…

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…

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…

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…


Lessler publishes new study in Science Advances

May 2, 2022

Faculty Fellow Justin Lessler, PhD is co-author of a new study published in Science Advances on “In-person schooling and associated COVID-19 risk in the United States over spring semester 2021.” Because of the importance of schools to childhood development, the relationship between in-person schooling and COVID-19 risk has been one of the most important questions…