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Research finds educators need mental health support following hurricanes

September 19, 2022

After Hurricanes Harvey and Matthew hit Texas and North Carolina, it was the custodians who removed debris and damaged supplies from the athletic fields. It was the principals who stayed in the building for 24 hours while their schools operated as shelters. It was the teachers who ran to the local pharmacy to retrieve students’…


Researchers suggest more detailed alcohol warning labels could reduce health harms

September 1, 2022

  You know drinking alcohol isn’t the best thing for your health, but just how bad is it? After all, in the United States, two thirds of adults report some degree of alcohol use. When we do picture health harms from drinking, we’re more likely to think of car crashes than cancer. This is largely…


New Research on Addressing Racism’s Role in the U.S. HIV Epidemic

August 20, 2022

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, Core Faculty, is a co-author on new research in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS). In "Addressing Racism's Role in the US HIV Epidemic: Qualitative Findings From Three Ending the HIV Epidemic Prevention Projects," the authors present key challenges to the success of the Ending the HIV Epidemic…

How epidemiology researchers discuss race and ethnicity

August 10, 2022

How do you study race and racism when there's no consensus on how these terms are used in research? New research from a collaborative team of PhD students at the Carolina Population Center tackles this question and provides guidance for researchers across disciplines. The PhD students - who come from the fields of epidemiology, sociology,…

Karen Benjamin Guzzo named new director of the Carolina Population Center

July 14, 2022

Karen Benjamin Guzzo, PhD, has been named the new director of the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most recently Guzzo served as professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, where she was also the Director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research. “Dr. Guzzo has uniquely…

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Meet the Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellows elected in 2022

July 5, 2022

The Carolina Population Center’s Faculty Fellows elected seven UNC faculty members to join the CPC Fellows program in 2022. Miyuki Hino, City and Regional Planning Miyuki Hino is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and an adjunct assistant professor in the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program at the University of…

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