Julie MacMillan, MPH

Managing Director Research and Innovation Solutions

T:(919) 843-3952


104 Rosenau Hall

CB #7415

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Julie MacMillan is managing director, Research and Innovation Solutions at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Research and Innovation Solutions encompasses three complementary enterprises: the program funded by the Gillings gift (including Gillings Innovation Labs), research support services, and promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship at the school. During her ten years at the school, she has also held interim positions in Advancement, the Dean’s Office, and the Gillings Global Gateway™.

MacMillan worked at Quintiles from 1988 until 2004, initially as a biostatistician, then as Senior Vice President, Corporate Administration at the company’s headquarters, and finally as Interim President, North American Clinical Development Services Division, Quintiles Inc. Earlier in her career, she was a biostatistician at Duke University Medical Center and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She received a BA in biology from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the UNC public health school.