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123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

February 2023

Stan Ahalt and Jay Aikat, UNC Data Science Institute

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On February 10, 2023, Stan Ahalt and Jay Aikat of the UNC Data Science Institute will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Stanley C. Ahalt is the Inaugural Dean of the UNC School of Data Science and Society (SDSS) and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as Executive Adviser and Domain Scientist for Team Science at the Renaissance Computing…

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Caroline Thompson: Modernizing Metrics of Population Cancer Burden

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On February 17, 2023, Caroline Thompson (Epidemiology) will present “Modernizing Metrics of Population Cancer Burden” as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Thompson‘s substantive research aims to describe and understand population-level patterns of cancer screening and diagnosis and to identify drivers of disparities in cancer-related healthcare delivery and outcomes across populations. Methodologically, she is interested in improving the valid research-use of complex, longitudinal sources of routine healthcare data (e.g., medical claims and electronic health records)…

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Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On February 24, 2023, Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, PhD MHS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a sexual and reproductive health behavioral scientist with methodological skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, and qualitative science. Dr. Jennings Mayo-Wilson’s research focuses on improving…

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March 2023

Kristen Lindquist

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On March 3, 2023, Kristen Lindquist will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Kristen Lindquist, PhD. is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research seeks to understand the psychological and neural basis of emotions, moods, and feelings. Her on-going work uses tools from social cognition, physiology, neuroscience, and big data methods to examine how emotions emerge from the confluence of the body, brain, and culture.

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Joel Gittelsohn: Environmental interventions to improve healthy food access and prevent obesity in Baltimore: Moving beyond corner stores

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On January 27, 2023, Joel Gittelsohn will present “Environmental interventions to improve healthy food access and prevent obesity in Baltimore: Moving beyond corner stores” as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, MS, is a medical anthropologist and public health nutritionist who develops programs to improve food access and reduce risk for chronic diseases.

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Hudson Santos

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On March 24, 2023, Hudson Santos will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Hudson Santos is Professor and the Dolores J. Chambreau Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS). Born in Brazil, Dr. Santos immigrated to the US to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University School of Nursing (2015) after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of Paraiba,…

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Udry Lecture: Steve Ruggles

March 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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The 2023 J. Richard Udry Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Steven Ruggles, the Regents Professor of History and Director of the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota. From PAA: “Steve is best known as the creator of the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), the world’s largest population database, spanning two centuries and 100 countries. Steve’s lifelong addiction to data began early. By age eight, he was coding data for a penny a case for his parents, economists…

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April 2023

Sarah Burgard

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On April 21, 2022, Sarah Burgard will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Bio: I am a professor of Sociology and by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Public Policy. I am also a Research Professor in the Population Studies Center and Research Affiliate in the Survey Research Center, both at the Institute for Social Research, and am the incoming director of the Population Studies Center. I have a publication record in social and health…

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Julia Behrman: Family Size Ideals in Flux? Change and Variation in the United States

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carolina Square Room 2002, 123 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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On April 28, 2023, Julia Behrman (Northwestern) will present “Family Size Ideals in Flux? Change and Variation in the United States” as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. Julia Behrman’s research investigates the causes and consequences of family change in a global perspective. Her research explores how the institution of the family shapes and is shaped by key social phenomenon in four main areas: (i) educational expansion; (ii) environmental change, natural disaster and climate shocks; (iii) expansion…

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