William A. Sollecito, DrPH

William Sollecito

William Sollecito

William A. Sollecito, DrPH
Clinical Professor and Director of UNC’s Online Global Health Certificate
Public Health Leadership Program, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Dr. Sollecito is a Clinical Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Sollecito received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Baruch College of the City University of New York in 1969 and a Master of Science (Hyg.) from the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh in 1970. He earned his Doctor of Public Health degree in Biostatistics in 1982 from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After working for ten years in public health and health services research, Dr. Sollecito worked in the contract research industry at Quintiles Transnational Corporation from 1982-1996, and was appointed as President of Quintiles Americas in 1993. As President of Quintiles Americas, he was responsible for all clinical operations in Canada and South America, as well as the United States. In this role he coordinated the development of new offices in Canada and South America, and was involved in the design and execution of many multi-national clinical trials. He also served as a member of the Quintiles Transnational Board of Directors during 1995 and 1996.

He was appointed to the faculty of the UNC School of Public Health in 1997 and served as Director of the Public Health Leadership Program from 2000 to 2009. In addition to his academic responsibilities he currently serves as the lead faculty member in the development of new global initiatives for PHLP, working closely with the School’s Office of Global Health. In this role he also currently serves as the Director of the School’s Online Global Health Certificate.

His primary areas of academic interest include global health, continuous quality improvement, project management, and leadership in public health and clinical research; his teaching interests center on the application of distance education and e-learning technology.