Christian Douglas

christian douglas


Dr.P.H. Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

M.S. Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University 2005

B.S. Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University, 2005



Current Projects With Dr. Aiello

Christian manages and analyzes data for the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study (DNHS); Sacramento Area Latino Study of Aging (SALSA); and the eX-FLU intervention study at UNC, and is involved in projects with the iEpi social network study.

Research Interests

Christian is interested in longitudinal statistical methods, specifically linear mixed models, with the purpose analysing biological and social exposures on health outcomes in older populations and other vulnerable groups.


Christian joined the Aiello Research Group in 2014 after completing her doctoral program in biostatistics and UNC’s Institute on Aging Carolina Program in Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) Pre-doctoral Fellowship. Her dissertation research focused on examining the effects of mortality on the statistical methods for identifying non-mortality health outcomes in a study of older adults. Prior to joining the Aiello Research Group, Christian has worked with many different health professionals on their research, including a geriatric dentist, an injury prevention epidemiologist, and a social epidemiologist.


Christian loves fitness (bootcamp, Zumba ®, Xtend Barre, running, hiking), experiencing new cuisines, tutoring, science-fiction/fantasy novels and movies, traveling, and playing games (crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and scrabble).


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Influenza might be spread by simply breathing, study finds

January 21, 2018

As new research indicates, the influenza virus might be spread by coughing, sneezing, or breathing. In this NBC news article, Dr. Donald Milton from University of Maryland and Dr Aiello discuss how flu spreads and what precautions you can take to prevent getting the flu:


Norovirus outbreak: Why it's easy to catch and hard to get rid of

January 21, 2018

Norovirus, commonly referred to as the stomach flu, often causes stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. When infected individuals vomit, it aerosolizes the virus and allows it to spread throug the air. In an article published by CNBC, Dr. Aiello discusses the ...more

ARG Chairs Symposium at the 2016 Congress of the Americas

August 23, 2016

Aiello Research Group PI Dr. Allison Aiello and Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lydia Feinstein co-chaired the Symposium on the Novel Approaches for Bio-social Integration in Epidemiologic Studies at this year's Congress of the Americas. See the link below for details on ...more

UNC Study: PTSD May Accelerate Immune System Aging

April 05, 2016

A new ARG study has found that people ...more

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