Gillings Global Gateway™

From New Jersey to North Carolina to Ghana. Emma Kelly, an undergraduate student in environmental sciences and engineering, follows her passion to improve access to clean water. Learn more about her work examining water systems in Ghana. Photos courtesy of Emma Kelly.
Message from the Executive Director
"We facilitate teaching, research and service opportunities for students and faculty that move from North Carolina outward to the world." Read more.
Jim Herrington, PhD, MPH
Executive Director
At UNC Gillings we work collaboratively with local and regional partners and around the world to seek transformative solutions to improve global health. As part of these efforts, UNC’s Gillings Global Gateway promotes and advances the School’s global health activities in research, service and teaching through partnerships, internships, outreach and communications.

We oversee the Residential Graduate Certificate in Global Health, administer funded global internships and work across the School on strategic global partnerships.


Public Health Behind the Scenes – a new podcast featuring stories about the people who are making a difference in the world. A collaboration between the Gillings Global Gateway and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health!

Global Offerings

Some of the global offerings of The Gillings School are two Certificates in Global Health, a Global Online Master of Public Health, and the Executive Doctorate of Public Health.

Internships & Funding

The Gillings Global Gateway™ helps administer several funded global fellowships and internships.  See them here along with other opportunities!

Student Research

Student research is part of our culture at the Gillings School, and many of those projects have a global purview. Check out some of the most recent research.