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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…


Pop Sci Summer

October 23, 2023

Amelia Maani, Alexis Siegler, Stephanie Forlemu, Sara Ahmed, and Samuel Kornylak Five of the 2023 Carolina Population Center summer undergraduate interns: Amelia Maani, Alexis Siegler, Stephanie Forlemu, Sara Ahmed, and Samuel Kornylak. (photos by Caroline Bittenbender | composite by Corina Prassos)

Exposure to a large-scale disaster affects cortisol levels more than a decade later

October 16, 2023

Exposure to a large-scale disaster, such as a tsunami, impacts population health over a decade later. A new study by an inter-disciplinary team of researchers in the United States and Indonesia has found that women who lived along the coast of Aceh, Indonesia when it was hit by waves from the 2004 tsunami have lower…

immediate and longer-term consequences of the 2004 Sumatran-Andaman earthquake and tsunami and recovery efforts.

Demography Daze is Back!

October 16, 2023

Demography Daze participants

CPC at University Research Week

October 11, 2023

University Research Week will take place at UNC from October 23-27. You can see all events here. Below, we have listed all of the events that feature an affiliate of the Carolina Population Center. Galapagos Seed Grant Program 2023-34 Q&A October 24, 2023 3:00-4:30 More information These awards are designed to foster the development of…

University Research Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New research looks at kindergarten vaccination rates in California

October 6, 2023

In 2016, a California policy (Senate Bill 277) eliminated nonmedical vaccination exemptions for school entry. Afterwards medical exemptions for kindergarteners increased, and California tightened restrictions on medical exemptions through two Senate bills (collectively SB276) passed in 2019. A new research letter in JAMA published on October 2 evaluates how medical exemptions changed, and where kindergarteners…

girl about to receive vaccine

The Psychosocial Resources Caregivers Need to Provide Nurturing Care

October 2, 2023

Faculty Fellow Stephanie Martin recently co-authored a blog post entitled “The Psychosocial Resources Caregivers Need to Provide Nurturing Care: How Can We Help?” for USAID Advancing Nutrition, the Agency’s flagship multi-sectorial nutrition project. Martin and other researchers detail how nutrition programs seeking to create lasting change must focus not only on resources like food, money,…