CPC Postdoctoral Scholars

Academic Year 2019-2020

University of British Columbia, 2016
Resources, Environment and Sustainability

     Ther Aung

Research Interests:
Health, climate and livelihood impacts of household energy poverty in LMIC; energy transition and intervention evaluation; air pollution exposure assessment; citizen science.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Pamela Jagger, PhD (Public Policy) and Michael Emch, PhD (Geography)

UNC Charlotte, 2019
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Research Interests:
Human microbiome; metabolomics; GWAS; integrative multiomics; causal inference in precision medicine; integrating human behavior and social determinants in precision medicine; heterogeneity in obesity; gene x environment interactions in cardiovascular disease and asthma and lung phenotypes.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD (Nutrition), Christy Avery, PhD (Epidemiology), Kari North, PhD (Epidemiology)

University of Michigan - School of Public Health, 2019
Health Behavior and Health Education

Research Interests:
Sexual and gender minority health; stigma, resilience, and health inequities; sexual and relationship health; violence; access to health care.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Clare Barrington, PhD (Health Behavior)

University of Texas at Austin, 2018

Research Interests:
Population health; health disparities; migration and immigration policy; incarceration and the criminal justice system.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Robert Hummer, PhD (Sociology); Barbara Entwisle, PhD (Sociology)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

Jonathan Horowitz

Research Interests:
Life course; cohort change; age-graded patterns across political behaviors; work/jobs/inequality; and residential mobility/migration.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Barbara Entwisle, PhD (Sociology)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

Research Interests:
Health disparities; early life determinants of health disparities; biosocial processes; life course framework; and social and environmental epidemiology.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Allison Aiello, PhD (Epidemiology) and Kathleen Mullan Harris, PhD (Sociology)

Iowa State University, 2019

Research Interests:
Cognition and dementia; biopsychosocial determinants of cognitive decline; and health and well-being across the life span.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Y. Claire Yang, PhD (Sociology) and Allison Aiello, PhD (Epidemiology)

University of Georgia, 2018
Agricultural and Applied Economics


Research Interests:
Evaluating the impact of nutrition-related fiscal policies (e.g., taxes and subsidies) on consumer purchases and holistic dietary intake in the United States; evaluating the effects of changes in federal nutrition assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Shu Wen Ng, PhD (Nutrition); David K. Guilkey, PhD (Economics)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019
Health Behavior

Research Interests:
Diabetes prevention and management; Latino health inequities; chronic disease management in the Caribbean; psychosocial stress; environmental stressors and health; psychometric testing.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Clare Barrington, PhD (Health Behavior)

North Carolina State University, 2018

Research Interests:
Environment and development; energy access and energy use; deforestation and land use; environmental policy and impact evaluation; ecosystem services and non-market valuation.

Faculty Preceptor(s): Michael Emch, PhD (Geography); Barbara Entwisle, PhD (Sociology)

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