The Joseph “Chip” Hughes Worker Education and Training Research Fund

  Joseph “Chip” Hughes

The Joseph “Chip” Hughes Worker Education and Training Research Fund has been established to help students, faculty, and staff kickstart new research or practice ideas to improve worker training and health, allowing people with an interest in helping vulnerable worker communities to conduct innovative research or service projects. The hope is that these funds will incentivize the study of the health and well-being of workers, which too often goes unexplored.

Awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, in consultation with Innovation@Gillings, the funding is open to students, faculty, and staff of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, with an open/rolling application process. Awards will be up to $2,000.


Awarded Projects

2023:
De-Tangling Employment Changes, Financial Hardship, Racism and Mental Health among Black Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in North Carolina, Feyi Odebunmi
Measuring impacts of environmental conditions on healthcare worker wellbeing: A pilot study in Ghana, Lucy Tantum


2022:
Exploring Workplace Discrimination among Transgender Workers, Idia Enogieru
Experience of the healthcare workers who faced workplace violence in Nepal: a qualitative study, Mukesh Adhikari
The Development and Integration of an LGBTQ+ Equity Module into a Digital Application Employment Intervention (WE-ACT) Aimed at Improving Employment and Financial Outcomes among Cancer Survivors, Austin Waters
Participatory Action Research to Assess the Impact of Social & Economic Policies on Hospitality Worker Wellbeing in Asheville, NC, Ameena Batada

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