Jordan April at UNC's law library

Getting the Lead Out

Jordan April is establishing a national database that will empower residents facing health concerns about lead exposure in their homes...
Tushar Varma

More Than Books

Tushar Varma traveled across 35 states, visiting 85 independent bookstores to learn why they’re so vital to the communities they reside in...
Anderson Al Wazni

RUNC: Anderson Al Wazni

Anderson Al Wazni strives to help communities hit by climate change...
Adam Dameron

RUNC: Adam Dameron

Adam Dameron uses artificial intelligence to prevent human trafficking...
Rhianna Lee

For Her Brother

Upon watching her brother grow up and struggle with cystic fibrosis, Rhianna Lee has dedicated her life to studying the disease...
Ganga Bey and her daughter Aja

A Mother’s Wisdom

Childhood lessons about identity and self-worth inspire Ganga Bey to address how inequitable social environments affect our health — and how to change that...
Nazanin Knudsen

Change Through Stories

Nazanin Knudsen uses writing, filmmaking, and small moments in time to reflect on larger cultural discrepancies...
Marc Emerson

Approaching Epidemiology with Empathy

Marc Emerson’s experiences growing up in Navajo Nation guide his research on health equity in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities...
Marcia Herman-Giddens

The Children’s Advocate

Marcia Edwina Herman-Giddens has spent her career researching hard-hitting issues in children’s health care and has changed the way doctors think about puberty...
Wayana Dolan

RUNC: Wayana Dolan

Wayana Dolan researches water mazes in Arctic deltas...
Daniel Gonzalez

RUNC: Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez works to improve medication dosing in children...
Frank Leibfarth reflected in a beaker

Turning Trash into Treasure

Frank Leibfarth tests molecules to turn plastic waste into useful materials, diversifying options for recycling...