Caroline Efird, MPH

Caroline Efird, MPH, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her current research examines how the racialized social system of whiteness in the United States influences health beliefs, attitudes, and care-seeking behaviors for rural residents. Her dissertation is a mixed-methods examination of white American and Black American racial differences in perceptions of mental health in rural North Carolina. As a social scientist, Caroline is passionate about using interdisciplinary and anti-racist research methods to promote health-equity.