Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Equity: Transportation Equity, the Disabled, and Health Disparities | Abigail Cochran

Date(s) - 10/27/2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Transportation Equity, the Disabled, and Health Disparities

This is the second academic year of funding for this seminar. Our previous year goals will carry forward this year with some additions and improvements. We still aim to become acquainted with researchers and students who are involved in or interested in health disparities; to understand how to build and refine the Program in Health Disparities Research at the Sheps Center based on interaction with seminar attendees and their identified needs; and to provide a space for researchers and students to present (and solicit feedback) on past and current research to a group of peers.

The general theme of this academic year’s seminar is on the impact structures have on health disparities.

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Abigail Cochran


Abigail Cochran, PhD

Dr. Abigail Cochran holds a Master of City Planning and Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She is broadly interested in travel behavior, transportation policy, disability, aging, and health. She is presently working as a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researching barriers to accessing transportation to health care and new models for providing non-emergency medical transportation.