Krista Perreira, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Adjunct Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Adjunct Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Social Medicine
Faculty Fellow
Carolina Population Center
Department of Social Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Krista M. Perreira, PhD. is a professor of social medicine as well as a faculty fellow in the Carolina Population Center. Her research focuses on the relationships among family, migration, and social policy, with an emphasis on improving health equity and eliminating racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities in health. Integrating economic, psychological, sociological theory, her research is highly interdisciplinary involving collaborations with scholars in public health, medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology and other disciplines. Her research also emphasizes partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and local and state government committees in North Carolina.

Krista Perreira in the Gillings News