Carolina Consortium on Health, Inequalities, and Populations (CHIP)
The Carolina Consortium on Health, Inequalities, and Populations (CHIP) brings together a collaborative group of interdisciplinary scholars conducting innovative research aimed at understanding and addressing the social processes that influence population dynamics and health inequalities.
What We Do
In the United States, stark and persistent health inequalities exist by race, class, gender, sexuality, and geography. Reducing and eliminating health inequalities across population groups, both within our state and nationwide, requires an interdisciplinary and multi-method approach that actively and thoughtfully examines the social determinants that produce health inequalities over the life course. In 2013, Dr. Katrina Walsemann responded to this need by establishing the Carolina Consortium on Health, Inequalities, and Populations (CHIP) at the University of South Carolina (U of SC). Since its founding, CHIP has brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose research addresses how social processes influence population dynamics and health inequalities.
Primary Research Areas
The study of families, social relationships, and institutions is central to understanding how health inequalities emerge, are modified, or are sustained across the life course.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Think you’re getting less sleep? You’re not alone
More Americans are getting fewer hours of sleep, with the sharpest increases among African American and Hispanic adults.
Pediatric nutrition counseling may be ‘underutilized tool’ in primary care
Pediatric nutrition counseling occurred in fewer than 4% of annual wellness visits in South Carolina during an 8-year span despite national recommendations encouraging clinicians to do so.
The Age That Women Have
Babies: How a Gap Divides America
Becoming a mother used to be seen as a unifying milestone for women in the United States. But a new analysis of four decades of births shows that the age that women become mothers varies significantly by geography and education.
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