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Five Questions with Daijah Street Davis

Daijah Street Davis found adventure in North Carolina. Name: Daijah Street Davis Position: Graduate student, Department of Maternal and Child Health Time at UNC Gillings: One year   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I’m getting a Master of Public Health degree so I can help make the lives… Read more »

Five Questions with Karar Zunaid Ahsan

Karar Zunaid Ahsan is hungry for more than low-hanging fruit. Name: Karar Zunaid Ahsan Position: Doctoral student, Department of Maternal and Child Health (with a public policy minor) Time at UNC: I have worked with the Carolina Population Center since 2012, but I became a UNC Gillings student in 2016.   What I do at… Read more »

Five Questions with Andrew Herrera

Andrew Herrera believes we should all be doing something to make the world better. Name: Andrew Herrera Position: Graduate student, Public Health Leadership Program Time at UNC Gillings: One year (I will graduate in August.)   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I’m focused on epidemiology. I’m getting this… Read more »

Five Questions with Amanda Holliday

Amanda Holliday has a heart for small-town N.C. Name: Amanda Holliday Position: Clinical assistant professor and director of the Practice, Advancement & Continuing Education Division, Department of Nutrition Time at UNC Gillings: Almost 10 years   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I teach classes on medical nutrition therapy,… Read more »

Five Questions with Jason Surratt

Jason Surratt sees the forest through the trees. Name: Jason Surratt Position: Associate professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Years at Gillings: 6.5   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I study how plant emissions (especially from trees) interact with man-made pollution to create smog. Yes, trees can produce pollutants… Read more »

Jani Radhakrishnan receives the Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship

Niranjani “Jani” Radhakrishnan is a master’s student enrolled in the dual degree program that combines health behavior with city and regional planning.  She is s a leader, thinker and doer with an impressive record of activism. Radhakrishnan and Marissa Martini, also a health behavior student, co-chaired the 2017 Minority Health Conference. Radhakrishnan has worked with… Read more »

Five Questions with Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson doesn’t need a bucket list. Name: Kathy Anderson Position: Associate dean for information technology and project planning, Instructional and Information Systems Years at Gillings: Nine   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): My primary responsibility is to lead the information technology unit, but I like to say, “my job… Read more »

Five Questions with Steve Regan

For Steve Regan, public health brings his life experiences full circle. Name: Steve Regan Position: Assistant dean for human resources, Gillings School Years at Gillings: Three   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I think of myself as someone who assists others in doing well in their roles. I’m more of… Read more »

Five Questions with Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole strives to be present in every moment. Name: Jennifer Cole Position: Director of Career Development, Department of Maternal and Child Health Years at Gillings: Eight   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I provide resources, tools and support to our masters and doctoral students, as well as to alumni,… Read more »

Five Questions with Vineet Menachery

Vineet Menachery pushes the limits of the immune system. Name: Vineet Menachery Position: Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Epidemiology Years at Gillings: 7   What I do at Gillings (and why I love it): I’m interested in immunity, and one of the best ways to learn about it is to really push the immune system to… Read more »