Caroline Owens

Education

  • BA, Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2018

Research

Broadly, my research aims to understand how our everyday lived experiences become embodied as part of our well-being across the lifespan. For my graduate studies, I hope to investigate the potential pathways between food insecurity, psychosocial stress, and chronic disease outcomes. I am particularly interested in the relationship between food insecurity and overweight/obesity and metabolic syndrome within a household context. I hope to investigate social, cultural, and environmental factors that may foster obesogenic environments. My research aims to incorporate anthropological, laboratory, and global health approaches to examine social determinants of health and well-being.
Advisor: Dr. Hadley