The following presenters will be joining us for a poster session on their research. We also will be featuring research posters and projects from the Cook Center’s Global Inequality Research Initiative course, taught by Adam Hollowell.

Nathaniel Unah University of Chicago “The Effects of COVID-19 and Economic Insecurity on Mental Health Across Black and White Americans”



Malakai Miller Meharry Medical College “I just wasn’t getting what I needed”: An explanatory mixed methods analysis of sexual and gender minority youth’s (SGMY) experiences with barriers to primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic



Duduzile Phindile Mashinini University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Carolina Population Center A mixed methods analysis assessing COVID-19 stigma within a rural South African community



Bohdan Oryshkevich, MD, MPH SHAPE the Sciences An Academic Medical Center Pandemic Testing Strategy



Luis E. Basurto Duke University Assessing Patterns in Cancer Screening Use by Race and Ethnicity During the Coronavirus Pandemic Using Electronic Health Record Data



Curtis Antrum University of Connecticut Black and Latina Women’s Lived Experiences with Navigating Neighborhood Food Swamps to Find Healthy Food: A Photovoice Approach



Stacey Akines Carnegie Mellon University Black Homeschooling: New Phenomenon or Persistent “Fugitive Pedagogy”



Linda Loubert Morgan State University COVID-19 and Nursing Home Disparities



Donald J. Alcendor Meharry Medical College COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and its Impact among the Medically Underserved Minorities Populations in Tennessee



Juan Jose DelaCruz CUNY Mexican Studies Institute COVID-19, Race/Ethnicity, Age, Information Technologies and Health Disparities



Cassandra R. Davis The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Deconstructing Equitable Schooling Spaces through the Eyes of FGCS



Ethan Ho Duke University Demographic Imbalances Resulting From the Bring-Your-Own-Device Study Design



Dohyun Lee North Carolina Central University Examining the impact of social determinants of health on COVID-19 related stress and personal diagnosis of COVID-19 in health disparities/inequalities



Jamie R. McCall Carolina Small Business Development Fund Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Measures: Small Business Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jamie Andrews Carolina Small Business Development Fund
John Carter Roberson Carolina Small Business Development Fund
James R. Onorevole Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Brittany Bennett Weston ResilNC



Luisa Blanco Pepperdine University Financial stress among Latino Adults in California during COVID-19 Authors



McKenna Christy-Voorhees Utah State University Food Security Among Lower-Income Utahns During The Covid-19 Pandemic






Kennedy Ruff Duke Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity How Access to Mental Health Resources, Social Support, and Finances Influenced Postpartum Depression in Black Adolescent Mothers



Eric Griffith Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity How Black Churches Address Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy



Roger Vorsah North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Impact of COVID 19 on Food Insecurity in Five Developing Countries



Deanna Stewart The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Implementing a Safe Space for African American Employees to Develop Individualized Racism Recovery Plans



Summaya Abdul Razak University of Connecticut Inequitable Neighborhood Food Swamp Exposure & Transportation Predict Disparities in Food Shopping Habits Among Black and Latinx Adults in the North Hartford Promise Zone Amid Covid-19



Arko Dasgupta Carnegie Mellon University Interventionism to Indifference: the Epidemiological Experience of Indians and African Americans



Makayla Loeffel Tuskegee University


MACON COUNTY COVID-19 TASKFORCE: A Community Response to COVID-19 Pandemic



Vivian Carter Tuskegee University



Cassandra R. Davis The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Persisting through College: Following the Experiences of FGCS during the COVID-19 Pandemic



Farrah Madanay Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Promoting Latinx Health Equity through Community-Engaged Policy and Practice Reforms: Lessons from North Carolina



Paula Tyrrel-Perez NC Central University Recommendations for Improving and Understanding Challenges that Affect Student Engagement Online at a Historically Black University During (COVID 19)



Sofi King North Carolina Central University
Sandra E. Yankah, Ph.D. Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Social Determinants of Health and COVID 19 Morbidity: A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Actionable Mitigation Strategies



John Purakal, MD Duke University School of Medicine Social Determinants of Health & COVID-19 Infection in North Carolina: A Qualitative Analysis



Dr. Billystrom Jivetti City of Albuquerque The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Albuquerque and Major Lessons for Policy-Makers, Social Equity Practitioners and Emergency Management



Terry Schleder, MPH City of Albuquerque Health Literacy Program The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Albuquerque and Major Lessons for Policy-Makers, Social Equity Practitioners and Emergency Management



Elaijah Lapay Duke University The Impact of Covid-19 on Hunger Relief Organizations and Latina Communities In North Carolina



Colin Cannonier Belmont University The Impact of Education on COVID-19 Knowledge: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean



Monica Burke Belmont University
Dharini Bathia University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill The Impact of the Child Tax Credit: Are Black and Latine Families with Babies Feeling Economic Relief?



Kou, Kunzhao Graduate School of Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University UC’s Dropping Standardized Test and the Access of African Americans: An Analysis on Policymaking and Suggestions





























































Name GIRI Project Title
Lauren Prox Assessing the Distribution of FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Financial Assistance
Rohan Bhambhani Can Public Transit Improve Socioeconomic Outcomes in American Cities for Low-Income Communities?
Rachel Richards Changing Infant Mortality and Abortion Rate Post-Roe
Dylan Geller Climate Policy and Access to Clean Water: A COVID-19 Perspective
Alex Glick
Tucker Lovell Education and Incarceration: Second Chance Pell
Quinn Davis Fast Fashion: Climate Inequality
Sanjit Tatavarthy
Kaila Balch Food apartheid at the table: the impact of historical redlining on food security in Durham, North Carolina
Rebecca Eneyni Forced Marriage: Syrian women and girls in Turkey
Yuqi Zhou Gaokao System and Education Inequality in China
Rachel Enggasser Global Comparisons of Drug Use and Crime, Imprisonment, and Welfare
Charlotte Navin-Weinstein How Did the SocioEconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Contribute to Inter Personal Violence (IPV)
Alexa Mark How do racial inequalities shape the private college experience from admissions to graduation? An analysis of standardized test scores, GPA levels, and graduation rates.
Jules Feingold
Colten Smith How has the pandemic increased awareness and change for racial inequality within the criminal justice system in the United States?
Malini Narula How Political Part Membership Has Affected Indigenous Language Populations in Brazil
Zuoyin Wang How the Choice of Industry Affects Income Inequality: Evidence from China
Claire Oh Inequality in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Usage Among East Asian-Americans
Eli Weiner Inequality in Sports: The Gender Pay Gap
Runling Wu Mapping Media Bias to Local Observables
Julia Feldman Possible Effects of Music Education on Income Mobility
Tomás Leonardo Possible Effects of Music Education on Income Mobility
Drew Greene Practice what you preach: Tertiary education as a public good in high-income western nations
Mingke Chen Regional Marketization and Inequality of Regional Economic Development: Research in Chinese Provinces
Xinyi Wang
Gabrielle Battle State Responsibility for Effective Care in the Aftermath of Sex Trafficking
Jiawei Qiu Study of Entrepreneurship Among Female Farmers in Rural China
Wenqi Wei
Hannah Marsho The Creation and Transfer of Wealth Associated with Fracking in Pennsylvania
Vance Johnson The Disproportionate Effect of Gun Violence on Neighborhoods of lower Socio-Economic Status in Chicago
Hannah Stone The Disproportionate Effects of Climate Change on Conflict in the Middle East
Angelina Frances
Evan Henley The Effectiveness of a Microfinance Intervention in Detroit
Alexander Williams The Energy Transition in America: A Demographic Breakdown
Michael Bao The Impact of California’s Decarbonization Policies on Automobile Affordability
Daniel Tan
Bobby Lee The Impact of Covid-19 on Water Policy in the MENA Region: An Exploratory Study
Abdedaim Battioui
Kaitlyn Luo The Impact of Female Policymakers on Abortion Rights Policymaking
Hannah Scheffer The Impact of Laws Preceding “Don’t Say Gay”
Gavin Xu The One Child Policy (OCP) and Urban-Rural Inequality in China
Alexis Williamson Title IX Compliance and Equity in Collegiate Athletics
Saad Ibrahim United States vs. Pakistan: Understanding Differences in Disaster Relief Funding and Capabilities
Jason Schnall
Morgan Robertson Voter Suppression in Georgia?: COVID-19 and S.B. 202
Shujun Yang What is the Impact of China’s Three Child Policy on the Income of Chinese Women?