Adriane Casalotti

Name:  Adriane Casalotti

School Attended While Participating in the Student Fellows Program:  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact E-mail:  amcasa@gmail.com

Areas/Topics of Interest in MCH:  Health policy, especially the health/social safety net; Social determinants of health; Health disparities; Sexual health; HIV/AIDS; Adolescent health

Current Research/Area of Study:  I completed my master's paper in December, entitled "Prescription Contraceptive Use in Young Women: Are There Differences by Health Insurance Status?"

My general research interests look at the effects of health and social policy on health. I am also very interested in the politics and policy surrounding health care reform and how legislative and administrative health policy can improve or exacerbate health disparities. I also have been involved in research on economic security and wealth-building programs for low and moderate income households.

Accomplishments:  Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI) Congressional Fellow; Frank Porter Graham Honor Society inductee; UNC Maternal and Child Health Leadership Consortium Fellow; Department of Maternal Child Health Tuition Grant; School of Social Work Partial Tuition Remission; Tannenbaum Scholarship

Current Work:  I completed both my MPH and MSW in December 2009. I am completing a Congressional Fellowship through the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI), serving as a legislative assistant for health and women's policy in the office of Rep. Lois Capps [CA-23].