Mary Elisabeth Cox

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N Carolina, and the rest of the nation, is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid addiction, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Since 1999, deaths from unintentional poisonings have increased by more than 300%. The vast majority of unintentional poisoning deaths are street drug or medication-related, occurring when people misuse or abuse these(More)
Retention in HIV care is critical to decrease disease-related mortality and morbidity and achieve national benchmarks. However, a myriad of barriers and facilitators impact retention in care; these can be understood within the social-ecological model. To elucidate the unique factors that impact consistent HIV care engagement, a qualitative case study was(More)
I use variation in childhood exposure to the Dust Bowl, an environmental shock to health and income, as a natural experiment to explain variation in adult human capital. I find that the Dust Bowl produced significant adverse impacts in later life, especially when exposure was in utero, increasing rates of poverty and disability, and decreasing rates of(More)
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