Lori A. Evarts, MPH, PMP, CPH, MBTI

Clinical Assistant Professor Public Health Leadership Program
Director of Graduate Studies Public Health Leadership Program

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lori_evarts@unc.edu

4109 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

CB #7469

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

Ms. Evarts is trained as a Certified Public Health Professional (CPH), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Practitioner of the MBTI Step I and Step II Instruments.  

She formerly served as the project manager for Research and Innovation Solutions at the Gillings School, director of operations at both the Center for Healthcare Quality in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UNC’s Department of Pediatrics center for healthcare quality improvement, as well as concluded her 17 years at Quintiles, Inc. as the director of project management training.

Her interests are in the effective application of principles from a variety of disciplines to address various public health and healthcare system challenges; these disciplines include project management, team effectiveness, leadership, quality improvement, clinical research and online education.
Honors and Awards

Volunteer Excellence Award
2015, State Employees Combined Campaign, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill

Star Heel Award
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Delta Omega Faculty Inductee
2015, Theta chapter of the Delta Omega Society, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

Gillings School of Global Public Health Innovations in Teaching Award
2015, Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Volunteer Excellence Award
2014, State Employees Combined Campaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Gillings School of Global Public Health Innovations in Teaching Award
2014, Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Volunteer Excellence Award
2013, State Employees Combined Campaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Volunteer Excellence Award
2012, State Employees Combined Campaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Star Heel Award
2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Dean's Award for Quality and Excellence
2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Representative Courses

Project Management Principles and Practice (PUBH 747) | Syllabus

Project Management Strategy & Application (PUBH 784) | Syllabus

Team Leadership in Research Navigation (PUBH 767) | Syllabus

The AIDS Course Online (PUBH 725)

Service Activities

National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), Mapping CPH Exam Items Project, December 2015 to March 2016

Gillings School of Global Public Health Delta Omega Committee, Public Health Leadership Program faculty representative, December 2015 to present

Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 2017 Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Self Study Report Team, Master’s Programs Committee, Admissions Practices Committee, Distance Education Committee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, March 2015 to present

Health Care & Prevention Track, Admissions Committee, Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, September 2014 to present

Leadership Track, Residential Admissions Committee, Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, September 2014 to present

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Public Health Leadership Student Association, Faculty adviser, April 2014 to present

Graduate Program Review Committee and Self-study Project Manager, Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2005-2007; 2012 to present

Leadership Track, Distance Admissions Committee, Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, January 2013 to present

UNC Science Expo, Gillings School of Global Public Health Faculty Representative and Project Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, January 2012 to present

State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) UNC-CH Campus Ambassador, June 2012 to January 2017

American Public Health Association, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer, February 2011 to present

State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) UNC-CH, Public Health Leadership Program Team Leader, August 2010 to present

SPH Student Services Council, Faculty representative for Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, June 2010 to present

Public Health Leadership Program Awards Committee Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, September 2007 to January 2017

Practice Activities
Development and provision of customized project management training / workshops and interdisciplinary team training / workshops

Mentoring principal investigators, project management professionals, and others in leadership development and clinical trials.

Key Publications

Gender and Online Health Information Seeking: A Five Survey Meta-Analysis. Lori Evarts, Ann Hallyburton (2014). Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 18(2), 128-142.

Preparing Biostatisticians for Leadership Opportunities. Lori Evarts, Michael Kosorok, Lisa LaVange, William Sollecito, David Steffen (2012). American Statistical Association.

Research Team Experience as a Platform for Leadership Development of Statisticians. William Sollecito and Lori Evarts (2015). A.L. Golbeck, I. Olkin, and Y.R. Gel (Eds.), Leadership and Women in Statistics, Dana Point, CA: Chapman and Hall/CRC Statistics..

A Feasibility Study for an Integrated Apprach to Fall Prevention in Community Care: Stay Up and Active in Orange County. Spencer Lindgren, Katie Kwaschyn, Ellen Roberts, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Lori Evarts, Tiffany Shubert (2016). Frontiers in Public Health, 4(174).
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Diagnosisof Child Maltreatment: a Family Medicine Physicians' Dilemma. Kehinde Eniola, Lori Evarts.  (2016). Southern Medical Journal.

Education

MPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989

BA, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984