A collaborative approach

The Center has a dynamic team of researchers and staff with extensive expertise in a broad range of disciplines. Our work is interdisciplinary and often conducted in collaboration with faculty and graduate students in departments across the UNC system and with colleagues at other public and private research agencies across the nation.

We work across many fields of study and research, including:

• Computer Science
• Engineering
• Epidemiology
• Information and Library Science
• Planning
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Public Information
• Sociology
• Statistics

Join the team

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Contact list

Our researchers and staff are the foundation of HSRC. It is through their creativity, passion, energy and expertise that the Center been able to achieve success.

Courtney Blake

Business Services Coordinator

(919) 962-7803


Kristin Blank

Communications Manager

(919) 843-7007


Meghna Chakraborty

Post-doctoral Research Associate

(919) 962-8721


Rob Foss

Senior Research Scientist

(919) 962-8702


Dan Gelinne

Senior Research Associate

(919) 962-8703


Chris Gomola

Embedded Research Librarian

(919) 843-6794



Current/recent student researchers

Amy Patronella
Nandi Linette Taylor
Emma Vinella-Brusher Elizabeth Mitchell
Serena Singh
Rachel Auerbach
Kristin Podsiad
Sarah Kear
Andrew Degele
Luke Neuroth
Raana Zakeri