Krista Perreira

Professor of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina, USA

About the author:

I am a demographer who studies disparities in health, education, and economic well-being and inter-relationships between family, health and social policy. Focusing on children in immigrant families, my most recent work combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies to study migration from Latin America and the health and educational consequences of migration.

What I want to achieve:

Through my research, I aim to develop programs and policies to improve the well-being of immigrant families and their children.

My previous positions:

I served as co-director of the RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center Community Engagement Core and as the academic co-lead of the Hispanic/Latinx Community Response Team for the North Carolina Community Engagement Alliance (NC CEAL) against Covid-19. Previously, I was a Professor of Public Policy at UNC Chapel Hill and served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Research for the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill.

Awards & accomplishments:

In 2010, I was awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In 2014, I received the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.