Mentor Greg Allgood

Dr. Allgood in the field.

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GGG_allgood_gregGreg Allgood

Gateway Global Mentor

Gateway Global Mentors are alumni with substantial global health
experience who are willing to provide career advice, connections and
mentoring to current Gillings students interested in a global health career.

Dr. Greg Allgood is Vice President at World Vision where he helps lead World Vision’s efforts to address the global clean drinking water crisis. World Vision is now the leading nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in rural areas of the developing world, reaching a new person with clean drinking water every 30 seconds. Prior to joining World Vision, he worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G) for 27 years and is the Founder of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program. Read More

 He has a PhD in Toxicology from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he did research in water quality. In 2013, Dr Allgood was named a Conde Nast Visionary for his advocacy to address the global water crisis. In 2012, he was a co-winner of the Economist Social Innovation Award for one of the world’s most impactful developments, was honored as Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and was named as one of the top 100 marketers in the world by Internationalist Magazine for helping to shape P&G’s global image. In 2009, he won the Humanitarian Award from Action Against Hunger and the World Technology Award for the Environment. In 2008, he was named as an Internationalist of the Year by Internationalist Magazine and received the Breakthrough Innovation Award from Popular Mechanics. In 2007, he received the Strategic Vision Award from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and International Health Communication Gold Medallion from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs. In 2007, he won the American Express Members Project for his entry on safe drinking water resulting in $2 million for UNICEF to provide safe drinking water. In 2013, the CSDW Program that Dr Allgood created won a US Patent for Humanity Award and a Global Business Coalition Health Award. In 2012, the CSDW Program won the US Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence and the Global CSR Award. In 2009, the CSDW Program received the Global Citizen Award from US Doctors for Africa. In 2007, the CSDW program received the Ron Brown US Presidential Award for Corporate Citizenship, the United Nations Association Global Leadership Award, the Grainger Challenge Bronze Award for Sustainability, and the EPA Children’s Health Excellence Award. In 2005, the CSDW program received the Stockholm Industry Water Award.


  • Global

Areas of Interest

  • Addressing the global water crisis in the developing world


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