Category: Sheps Center

Catching Up With Arnold Kaluzny, PhD

Arnold (Arnie) Kaluzny is professor emeritus of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and senior research fellow at UNC’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research. His affiliation with the Center spans 54 years, beginning in 1967. That year, he served as co-principal investigator for one of the three… Read more »

September 2021 Newsletter – Publications

Here you will find a complete list of publications affiliated with the Sheps Center from June 2021-September 2021. Te Vazquez J, Feng SN, Orr CJ, Berkowitz SA. Food Insecurity and Cardiometabolic Conditions: a Review of Recent Research. Curr Nutr Rep. 2021 Jun 21:1–12. doi: 10.1007/s13668-021-00364-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34152581. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34152581/ Miller KEM, Miller… Read more »

Sheps Center Newsletters

Latest Newsletter: September 2021 (Due to spacing constraints, some sections of this issue were abbreviated.  Here is the the full list of publications and the unabridged interview with Dr. Arnold Kaluzny.)   Archived Newsletters: June 2021 March 2021 Special NRSA profile for GiveUNC Day March 2021 December 2020 September 2020 June 2020 Special racism response… Read more »

COVID-19 Provider Surveys

The MAHEC Needs Assessment Sheps is comprised of interdisciplinary physician and PhD level researchers, IT professionals, web application programmers, analytical programmers, experienced research staff, and students from all over campus. As COVID-19 forced research initiatives to a halt and people moved their offices to their homes, this group of talented individuals were eager to use… Read more »

Sheps COVID-19 Projects

              COVID-19 North Carolina Collaborative Modeling Sheps researchers are part of an independent, informal collaborative of data scientists, health services and policy researchers, and epidemiologists who are modeling the impact of COVID-19 on North Carolina.   Brief 1: Hospital Capacity and the COVID-19 Epidemic in North Carolina: Preliminary Estimates… Read more »

Shikira Thomas, MSPH

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Shikira Thomas is a Research Associate-Project Manager for the Health Workforce Research Center. She provides support in coordination, planning and implementation of the center’s projects. She is a recent MSPH graduate from the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Shikira’s research interests are in how social phenomena such… Read more »

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 »

Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults: An Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Kahwati LC, Palmieri Weber R, Pan H, Gourlay M, LeBlanc E, Coker-Schwimmer M, Viswanathan M. Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults: An Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 160. AHRQ Publication No. 17-05233-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and… 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 »