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Lexie Grove, MSPH

Lexie Grove is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research interests include health care access and quality for people with severe mental illness, integration of health and social services, and housing as a social determinant of health. Her dissertation will focus on housing patterns and… Read more »

Joshua Herb, MD

Dr. Herb is a first year AHRQ postdoctoral research fellow and a fourth-year general surgery resident with the Department of Surgery. Prior to UNC, he completed both his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Medical degree at the University of Virginia. He plans to pursue a surgical oncology fellowship at the completion of his residency. He… Read more »

Chelsea Osterman, MD

Chelsea Osterman, MD, is a second year Oncology fellow and first year AHRQ health services research fellow. She completed her medical degree at the University of Connecticut, followed by Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interest is in genitourinary cancers and geriatric oncology, with a research focus on health outcomes… Read more »

Ida Griesemer, MSPH

Ida Griesemer, MSPH, is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests are grounded in addressing health disparities in the healthcare system through quality improvement interventions and organizational change. She has contributed to several health services research studies, including interventions to… Read more »

Josie Caves, BSN, MSPH

Ms. Caves is a doctoral student in the UNC Department of Epidemiology. Prior to her doctoral work, she received her nursing degree from UNC and worked both as a bedside nurse at Rex Hospital and as a research coordinator at Duke and UNC hospitals. She received her MSPH in Injury Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings… Read more »

Ryan Kandrack

Ryan Kandrack is a PhD student in Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill where he focuses on health and labor economics. His research interests include understanding the effects of changes in primary care organization, staffing, and payment on care delivery and patient outcomes; health care labor markets; productivity and efficiency; and applied econometrics… Read more »

Lauren Hill, PhD, MSPH

Lauren Hill, PhD MSPH, is a behavioral scientist interested in medical decision-making, medication adherence interventions, and biomedical HIV prevention. She is currently working on a study to develop and pilot an enhanced patient-provider communication intervention to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy, utilizing a novel hair-based adherence monitoring tool. Lauren received her PhD in the Department… Read more »

Daniel Richardson, MD

Dr. Richardson is a third-year hematology and oncology fellow in the division of Hematology and Oncology and a second-year AHRQ postdoctoral research fellow. Prior to coming to UNC, he completed medical school and residency at The Ohio State University following a Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Biola University. In conjunction with a… Read more »

Emily Ray, MD, MPH

Dr. Emily Ray is a hematology-oncology fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she serves as one of the chief fellows. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Duke University and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where she completed her undergraduate, public health, and medical degrees. Dr…. Read more »

Kathryn Law Hale, PhD

Katie is a medical anthropologist and health services researcher, currently serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Sheps Center. Her work is driven by overarching interests in the cultural, clinical, and familial management of severe mental illness, the complex variables that contribute to differential access to healthcare, and the implementation of interventions that could… Read more »

Tainayah Thomas, MPH

Tainayah Thomas, MPH, is a 4th year doctoral student at the UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Public Health in the department of Health Behavior. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and International Studies from the University of Miami and her Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding… Read more »

Deshira Wallace, MSPH

Deshira Wallace is a 4th year doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Behavior in UNC’s Gilling School of Global Public Health. Her dissertation research focuses on assessing the effects of stress on diabetes-related behaviors in a heterogeneous Latino population. More broadly, she has conducted research in the Dominican Republic aimed at exploring the how… Read more »

Kathryn Law Hale, PhD

Academic Interests My work is driven by overarching interests in the cultural, clinical, and familial management of severe mental illness, as well as interventions and policies that could improve the treatment and quality of life of psychiatric patients. I have conducted ethnographic research in both the U.S. and Mexico regarding the beliefs and practices surrounding… Read more »

Trenita Childers, PhD

Research Interests My research interests explore the connection between inequality, mental health, and public policy. I began this agenda by examining racial/ethnic differences in mental health service use.  My dissertation research continued this research trajectory. I completed an ethnographic study on depression and anxiety symptoms among Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic. Specifically, I… Read more »

Esita Patel, BSN, RN

Esita Patel is a 3rd year health care systems-track doctoral student in UNC’s School of Nursing through the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation. Her research interests include healthcare workforce policy and access to high-quality and cost-effective care. For her dissertation work, she plans to examine how state-level nurse practitioner scope of practice policy changes… Read more »