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…m evaluation skills and knowledge about populations with disabilities to research the effect of global social protection programs, targeting a broader population, on children with disabilities and their families. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog, traveling, crafts, cooking, and yoga. LinkedIn Profile

…erstanding ethnic and social inequities. With CPC, she conducts research on using vignettes to measure social norms on family planning in Nigeria. As a FHI-360 fellow, she conducts research on scale development of social norms on reproductive health in the DRC and on social networks among those most at risk for HIV in urban areas. LinkedIn Profile

…Stephanie’s research interests focus on (1) identifying best practices for provision of family planning services, situated within patient-centered and rights-based approaches; and (2) utilizing constructs of implementation and organization sciences to scale-up sustainable patient-centered practices within family planning services. LinkedIn Profile

…ity (ACCURE) project led by Drs. Geni Eng and Samuel Cykert. Kristin’s research interests are in preconception health, pregnancy outcomes, health inequities, cancer, and chronic illness. She is particularly interested in chronic disease disparities among women and how chronic illness impacts reproductive health and birth outcomes. LinkedIn Profile

…ementation, and design and evaluate MCH interventions. Nkechi is particularly interested in the ecological complexities that influence maternal health behavior and outcomes. Outside of school, Nkechi enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She is a foodie, a lover of books and music, and passionate about people and cultures. LinkedIn Profile ResearchGate…

…uest lectured for MCH courses and sociology courses. Yanica also served as the student doctoral committee liaison for the past two years. Yanica is entering her third year as a Step coach for a middle school Step dance team in Durham. When she is not stepping she enjoys reading, running, cooking, and spending time with her family. LinkedIn Profile

…University of North Carolina. In her free time, Christina enjoys singing, cooking, and staying active, especially racing her Windmill sailboat with her Dad. She is an active member of the United Church of Chapel Hill. She is also a retired gymnast and currently serves as the commentator for UNC Gymnastics-catch her on LinkedIn Profile

…adjunct professor of Personal Health and Wellness at Wake Tech Community College. In his spare time Lorenzo enjoys participating in Powerlifting competitions and is an aspiring personal trainer. Lorenzo runs a YouTube channel where he promotes health and wellness under the alias “Zo Hopper” and BTY (Better Than Yesterday) Fitness. LinkedIn Profile

…o educate pregnant women and young mothers in basic information to improve child survival (ie. health-care seeking, nutrition, breastfeeding, etc.) in Uganda and Liberia through her work with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief and Development. Chrissy has also worked with IntraHealth International and MEASURE Evaluation. LinkedIn Profile

…sk accelerated the development of smoking behavior,” Belsky said. “Teens at a high genetic risk transitioned quickly from trying cigarettes to becoming regular, heavy smokers.” A person’s genetic risk profile did not predict whether he or she would try cigarettes. However, for those who did try cigarettes, having a high-risk genetic profile predicted increased likelihood of heavy smoking and nicotine dependence….