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Iruka, Iheoma U.

December 13, 2021

Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka, is a Research Professor of Public Policy, and the Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-CH. Prior to rejoining Carolina, she served as Chief Research Innovation … Read more

Kreitzer, Rebecca

December 13, 2021

Rebecca Kreitzer’s research focuses on American politics by bridging political behavior and institutions to explain public policy in the fifty states. As a scholar whose work incorporates multiple subfields within American politics, Dr. Kreitzer takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding … Read more

Mange, Brennan

December 13, 2021

Brennan Mange is a Ph.D. candidate interested in the factors that shape college student success, and the ways that policy affects student outcomes. Brennan is a skilled quantitative researcher, experienced with experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Brennan enjoys all types of … Read more

Marion, Anna

December 13, 2021

Anna’s research interests include the processes and ethics of how public benefits and cash transfers in the U.S. are justified, administered, changed, and studied. Prior to joining UNC Public Policy as a Ph.D. student, Anna worked on health and human … Read more

Mburi, Menna

December 13, 2021

Menna joined our doctoral program in fall 2021 to examine how early life experiences affect the health, wellbeing, school readiness, and academic outcomes of black children across the Diaspora and how intersectional, data-driven policy can promote the strength and resilience … Read more

MacKay, Douglas

December 13, 2021

Douglas MacKay holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Department of Public Policy on July 1, 2013, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. … Read more

Lauen, Douglas L.

December 13, 2021

Dr. Lauen’s work seeks to understand the effects of educational policies, school types, and school contextual factors on student outcomes. He focuses on areas that policymakers can control and that have high relevance to current educational policy debates. To date … Read more

Lama, Jessica Alexandrea

December 13, 2021

Jessica is has returned to UNC Public Policy after graduating in 2016. She served as the Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator with Our Voice, a local nonprofit in Asheville, where she facilitated programs promoting healthy relationships for local youth and … Read more

Krome-Lukens, Anna L.

December 13, 2021

Anna Krome-Lukens completed her Ph.D. in U.S. History at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the history of social welfare and public health policies, particularly the history of North Carolina’s eugenics and social welfare programs in the early 20th century. … Read more

Kelly, Andrew Patrick

December 13, 2021

Andrew P. Kelly serves as the senior vice president for Strategy and Policy at the University of North Carolina System Office, and Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill. As head of the Strategy and Policy … Read more