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ProjectPrincipal InvestigatorDescriptionTagsCountries
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
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
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
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
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
Data for Impact (D4I)Siân 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Across the Life Course.Carolyn 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
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
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
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
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
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
Evaluating the impact of SSB and nonessential food taxes in MexicoBarry M. PopkinThis 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nang Rong ProjectsStephen J. Walsh, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Barbara EntwisleA team collected information from more than 50,000 individuals as well as from adminsitrative 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
Nutrition Transition ProgramBarry M. PopkinA set of reseach 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
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
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
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
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

Associated People

Barry M. Popkin

Barry M. Popkin

Nutrition

Jon M. Hussey

Jon M. Hussey

Maternal and Child Health

Shu Wen Ng

Shu Wen Ng

Nutrition

Guang Guo

Guang Guo

Sociology

Whitney Robinson

Whitney Robinson

Epidemiology

Luca Flabbi

Luca Flabbi

Economics

Robert Hummer

Robert Hummer

Sociology

Jessica Su

Jessica Su

Sociology

Angela Parcesepe

Angela Parcesepe

Maternal and Child Health

Audrey E. Pettifor

Audrey E. Pettifor

Epidemiology

Christy L. Avery

Christy L. Avery

Epidemiology

Carolyn Tucker Halpern

Carolyn Tucker Halpern

Maternal and Child Health

Elizabeth Frankenberg

Elizabeth Frankenberg

Sociology and Public Policy

Krista M. Perreira

Krista M. Perreira

Social Medicine

Andrew F. Olshan

Andrew F. Olshan

Epidemiology

Gustavo Angeles

Gustavo Angeles

Maternal and Child Health

Taylor Hargrove

Taylor Hargrove

Sociology

Douglas Lee Lauen

Douglas Lee Lauen

Public Policy

Annie Green Howard

Annie Green Howard

Biostatistics

Clare Barrington

Clare Barrington

Health Behavior

Kavita Singh

Kavita Singh

Maternal and Child Health

Jeremy Moulton

Jeremy Moulton

Public Policy

Amanda L. Thompson

Amanda L. Thompson

Anthropology