OUR TEAM

A statewide collaborative effort takes a multi-disciplinary team.
Here are all the great people we have on the project.

core team

LEAD
Core Team
Penny
Gordon-Larsen
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Dean for Research
.
Professor, Nutrition
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Jess
Edwards
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Daniel
Westreich
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Lori
Carter-Edwards
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Allison
Aiello
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Ross
Boyce
,
MD
School of Medicine
.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Leah
Devlin
,
DDS
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor of the Practice
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Michael
Emch
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Mark
Holmes
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Health Policy and Management
.
Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Michael
Hudgens
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Biostatistics
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Andy
Olshan
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Barbara S. Hulka Distinguished Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Audrey
Pettifor
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Kim
Powers
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Barbara
Rimer
,
DrPH
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Dean
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Whitney
Robinson
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Bonnie
Shook-Sa
,
DrPH
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
.
.
VISIT BIO

HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

LEAD
Health Services Research
Brian
Cass
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Interim Deputy Director of Information Technology
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Steven
Brundage
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Information Technology Professional
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Eric
Eyre
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Information Technology Professional
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Evan
Galloway
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Data Visualization Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Andrew
Maxwell
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Maria
Tobin
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Information Technology Professional
.
.

demography

LEAD
Demography
Rebecca
Tippett
,
PhD
Carolina Demography
.
Director
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Melody
Kramer
,
Carolina Demography
.
Communications Specialist
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Jessica
Stanford
,
Carolina Demography
.
Demographic Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Elliot
Kent
,
Carolina Demography
.
Project Manager
.
.

data management

LEAD
Data Management
Sabrina
Zadrozny
,
PhD
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Director, Data Management and Analysis Core
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
David
Bogojevich
,
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Social Research Assistant
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
Adam
Mack
,
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Applications Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
Eric
Savage
,
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Applications Analyst
.
.

academic practice translation

LEAD
Academic Practice Translation
John
Wallace
,
PhD
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
.
Senior Data Advisor
.
.
LEAD
Academic Practice Translation
Matt
Simon
,
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
.
Senior Data and GIS Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Academic Practice Translation
Alison
Singer
,
PhD
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
.
Community Assessment Coordinator
.
.

POSTDOCS/STUDENTS

LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Bethany
DiPrete
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
MichaEl
Essman
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Allison
Lacko
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Megan
Stallard
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Rhyan
Vereen
,
UNC-CH
.
Hussman School of Journalism and Media, Doctoral Fellow
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Mariana
Andreu-Sanz
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Global Health
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Karen
Diepstra
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Samuel
Hawke
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Biostatistics
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Ryan
Max
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Wenwen
Mei
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Biostatistics
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Grace
Mulholland
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Arti
Virkud
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Lauren
Zalla
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Paul
Zivich
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.

community engagement

LEAD
Community Engagement
Lori
Carter-Edwards
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership
.
.
LEAD
Community Engagement
Meredith
Bazemore
,
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
.
Director of Special Programs
.
.
LEAD
Community Engagement
Alicia
Bilheimer
,
North Carolina Translational and Clinical Services Institute
.
Administrative Director of Community Stakeholder Engagement Program
.
.

mobile app

LEAD
Mobile App
Elizabeth
Chen
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Teaching Assistant Professor, Health Behavior
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Kurt
Ribisl
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
JoAnne L. Earp Distinguished Professor, Health Behavior
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Willa
Chen
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Lily
Herbert
,
College of Arts and Sciences
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Geography
.
.

project management

LEAD
Project Management
Milissa
Markiewicz
,
Carolina Population Center
.
Project Manager
.
.
LEAD
Project Management
Cherese
Beatty
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Project Manager, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Project Management
Khou
Xiong
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Research Project Manager, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Core Team
Penny
Gordon-Larsen
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Dean for Research
.
Professor, Nutrition
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Jess
Edwards
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Daniel
Westreich
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Lori
Carter-Edwards
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Allison
Aiello
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Ross
Boyce
,
MD
School of Medicine
.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Leah
Devlin
,
DDS
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor of the Practice
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Michael
Emch
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Mark
Holmes
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Health Policy and Management
.
Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Michael
Hudgens
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Biostatistics
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Andy
Olshan
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Barbara S. Hulka Distinguished Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Audrey
Pettifor
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Kim
Powers
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Barbara
Rimer
,
DrPH
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Dean
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Whitney
Robinson
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
.
Fellow, Carolina Population Center
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Core Team
Bonnie
Shook-Sa
,
DrPH
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
.
.
VISIT BIO
LEAD
Health Services Research
Brian
Cass
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Interim Deputy Director of Information Technology
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Steven
Brundage
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Information Technology Professional
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Eric
Eyre
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Information Technology Professional
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Evan
Galloway
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Data Visualization Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Andrew
Maxwell
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
.
.
LEAD
Health Services Research
Maria
Tobin
,
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
.
Information Technology Professional
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Rebecca
Tippett
,
PhD
Carolina Demography
.
Director
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Melody
Kramer
,
Carolina Demography
.
Communications Specialist
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Jessica
Stanford
,
Carolina Demography
.
Demographic Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Demography
Elliot
Kent
,
Carolina Demography
.
Project Manager
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
Sabrina
Zadrozny
,
PhD
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Director, Data Management and Analysis Core
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
David
Bogojevich
,
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Social Research Assistant
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
Adam
Mack
,
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Applications Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Data Management
Eric
Savage
,
Franklin Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.
Applications Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Academic Practice Translation
John
Wallace
,
PhD
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
.
Senior Data Advisor
.
.
LEAD
Academic Practice Translation
Matt
Simon
,
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
.
Senior Data and GIS Analyst
.
.
LEAD
Academic Practice Translation
Alison
Singer
,
PhD
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
.
Community Assessment Coordinator
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Bethany
DiPrete
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
MichaEl
Essman
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Allison
Lacko
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Megan
Stallard
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Rhyan
Vereen
,
UNC-CH
.
Hussman School of Journalism and Media, Doctoral Fellow
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Mariana
Andreu-Sanz
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Global Health
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Karen
Diepstra
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Samuel
Hawke
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Biostatistics
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Ryan
Max
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Wenwen
Mei
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Biostatistics
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Grace
Mulholland
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Arti
Virkud
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Lauren
Zalla
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Postdocs/Students
Paul
Zivich
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Community Engagement
Lori
Carter-Edwards
,
PhD
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership
.
.
LEAD
Community Engagement
Meredith
Bazemore
,
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
.
Director of Special Programs
.
.
LEAD
Community Engagement
Alicia
Bilheimer
,
North Carolina Translational and Clinical Services Institute
.
Administrative Director of Community Stakeholder Engagement Program
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Elizabeth
Chen
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Teaching Assistant Professor, Health Behavior
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Kurt
Ribisl
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
JoAnne L. Earp Distinguished Professor, Health Behavior
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Willa
Chen
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Mobile App
Lily
Herbert
,
College of Arts and Sciences
.
Graduate Research Assistant, Geography
.
.
LEAD
Project Management
Milissa
Markiewicz
,
Carolina Population Center
.
Project Manager
.
.
LEAD
Project Management
Cherese
Beatty
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Project Manager, Epidemiology
.
.
LEAD
Project Management
Khou
Xiong
,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
.
Research Project Manager, Epidemiology
.
.