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Nadya Belenky, MSPH

Nadya is a doctoral student in Epidemiology at UNC. Her dissertation focuses on Medicaid-Medicare dual eligibles with HIV and she is conducting a pre-post comparison to estimate changes in health outcomes associated with the transition to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Before coming to Chapel Hill, Nadya worked as a research analyst for a… Read more »

Jacqueline Burgette, DMD

Jacqueline is excited to focus her research career as an NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Sheps Center. She completed her third year of residency in pediatric dentistry at UNC in June 2015, and is taking time away from clinical training to focus on health services research. Her research interests include pediatric oral health services. Currently,… Read more »

Michelle Vitko

Michelle Vitko is a third year doctoral student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is interested in policies governing healthcare and is excited to focus her dissertation research on medical utilization patterns and cost-effectiveness of generic antiepileptic drug substitution legislation in the United States. Prior… Read more »

Terence Johnson

Terence Johnson is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. While at UNC, Terence has worked on several studies that investigate factors that influence HIV related disparities among low-income and disadvantaged populations. For Terence’s dissertation research, he will assess racial disparities in… Read more »

Will Hall, MSW, PhD

Academic Interests My area of interest centers of the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, particularly regarding internalizing psychological problems and the promotion of empowerment and resilience.  Specifically, I am interested in understanding the mental health disparities facing LGBTQ youth, identifying multilevel risk and protective factors for mental health problems… Read more »

San Juanita Garcia, MS, PhD

Academic Interests My research interests are immigration, sociology of mental health, medical sociology, Latina/o sociology, and the intersections between race, ethnicity, class, gender, and legal status. My research examines how “illegality” shapes the response to stressors and susceptibility to depressive symptoms among Mexican-origin women, across legal status and nativity. This research highlights the salience of… Read more »

Daniel Moseley, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow ACADEMIC INTERESTS I am a philosopher by training who is interested in mental health ethics, law, and policy. I am particularly interested in conceptual and ethical issues involved in evaluating the effectiveness and quality of mental health care and services.   CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS I am working with Dr. Jeffrey Swanson on projects… Read more »

Corey Kalbaugh, MS, MA

Corey is thrilled to join the Sheps team as an NRSA predoctoral fellow. He is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology. For his dissertation research, Corey will examine disease burden and health care utilization for individuals with clinically diagnosed peripheral artery disease. He is interested in promoting healthy aging and is committed to… Read more »

Rachel Machta

Rachel is a 3rd year doctoral student in Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  Prior to coming to UNC, Rachel was a health analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in their DC office where she worked on several projects related to primary care transformation, Medicaid programs and long-term care, and… Read more »

Tyler Ellis, MD

Tyler is excited to focus his research career as an NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Sheps Center. He completed his third year of residency in General Surgery at UNC in June 2014, and is taking time away from clinical training to focus on health services and clinical research. His research interests include rectal and pancreatic… Read more »

Lisa Selker

Lisa M. Selker is a third-year doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health in the Health Policy and Management department. Lisa is utilizing her concentration in economics to research pharmaceutical policy. Lisa’s doctoral research focuses on medications for which the FDA requires a black box warning. These warnings are reserved for medications… Read more »

Montika Bush, MS

Montika is a doctoral student in Pharmacoepidemiology program of the department of Epidemiology whose research interest includes quality of care issues relating to chronic disease and preventive therapies. Her dissertation will focus on effects of guideline recommended therapies in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in the elderly. After graduation she would like to continue… Read more »

Drew Roberts, PharmD

Drew received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2011. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Drew’s research interests revolve around the development and evaluation of pharmaceutical policies and health benefit designs that optimize clinical, economic, and… Read more »

Matthew Toth, MSW

Matt is a 3rd year doctoral student in Health Policy and Management at UNC-Chapel Hill. He obtained B.A. in Philosophy and History from Purdue University in 2004. After college he spent a year as a volunteer teacher at an elementary school in New York, NY. He moved to North Carolina in 2006 to pursue a… Read more »

Alison Brenner, PhD

Alison is very excited to return to the Sheps Center as a NRSA postdoctoral fellow. She completed her PhD in Health Services Research at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her primary research interests surround how patients make decisions about cancer screening, and other preference sensitive preventive care decisions, and methods for promoting informed and… Read more »