Global Faculty Members

Dr. Steve Meshnick is one of our many global leaders at the Gillings School.

Dr. Steve Meshnick is one of our many global leaders at the Gillings School.

Who We Are  |  What We Are Doing  |  National & International Recognition


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Who We Are

Public health challenges know no borders and so our leaders are active locally and globally. From finding new ways to prevent and treat cancer to tackling the world obesity crisis, Gillings School leaders accelerate solutions to public health problems every day. Our leaders have been working for 75 years to transform the global public health landscape through vision, innovation and pragmatic problem solving.


What We Are Doing

Gillings School faculty members are leaders in determining risk factors for cancer, using technology to reduce the health impacts of diabetes, creating policy changes to discourage young people from smoking, and designing better ways to reach millions with clean, safe water and sanitation. The lessons we learn globally often are used to save lives and transform public health in North Carolina, and research conducted here has impact and relevance around the world. Last year nearly half of our faculty members research grants and contracts had a global health focus.

Several highlights of what our faculty members are doing:

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Solving problems.  Finding answers. These are the essence of leadership at the Gillings School.


National and International Recognition

Our faculty, students, staff and alumni are recognized in the U.S. and globally for their cutting-edge research, teaching and public service.  Our news stories illustrate some of our recent achievements.

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
— Albert von Szent-Gyorgy, Nobel Prize Winner