Author Archives: Kelly Houck

Congratulations to Isa and Brittany for receiving Dissertation Grants! Well Done!

Isa Godinez was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her doctoral training and research on metabolic risk and nutrition transition in Mexico. Brittany Chamberlain was awarded the UNC Graduate School’s Summer Research Fellowship and Off Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship for her fieldwork on infant feeding knowledge and behaviors among African American Mothers. We are so proud of you both!

Representing UNC at the Human Biology Association’s Conference!

Brittany HBA posterBrittany just presented a poster at the Annual Meeting for the Human Biology Association on her Master’s Thesis and continued research entitled “Understanding differences between infant feeding knowledge and behaviors among low-income African American mothers.” Her research examined qualitative and quantitative data from the Infant Care and Risk of Obesity, looking at the associations among sources of knowledge, feeding beliefs, and feeding behaviors.

Congratulation to Achsah!

Achsah award

We congratulate Achsah Dorsey for receiving two Outstanding Research for A Master’s Award from the University of Alabama and their Arts and Sciences Program. Her MA thesis is entitled Selected Successors: An Investigation of Sex-Differentiated Parental Care and Child Health Outcomes in Northwest Tanzania.

Good Luck in the Field Hannah!

We would like to wish Hannah luck as she has been awarded the Tinker Field Research Grant from the Institute for the Study of the Americas to conduct pre-dissertation exploratory work in Cuba this summer. This work will be foundational for a long-term project that will research how Cuba’s maternity homes may shape Cuba’s impressive infant health.