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Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Fellow of the Carolina Population Center (CPC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Barbara Entwisle is a social demographer, her research focuses on the study of social, natural, and built environments in relation to diverse demographic and health outcomes. Reflecting her interdisciplinary research interests, and extensive collaborative experience working across disciplines, she also holds adjunct and affiliate faculty positions in Geography and in the Environment, Energy, and Ecology Program. From 2010-2016, Dr. Entwisle served as Vice Chancellor for Research at UNC-Chapel Hill, leading a campus-wide research program with nearly $1billion in annual research expenditures, overseeing 10 research development, support, and compliance offices, and responsible for 15 pan-university research centers and institutes.  Since returning to the full-time faculty in 2016, she has led projects focused on various aspects of household dynamics and migration. Her research contributions have been recognized by her election as President of the Population Association of America, President of the Sociological Research Association, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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