Public Health Leadership Program


PHLP student Celeste Williams (with phone) calculates the sugar content of a classmate’s breakfast as (L-R) Maria D’Souza (PHLP MPH, Health Care & Prevention) and Caitlin Snyder look on. The presentation in the Project Management: Strategies and Applications (PUBH 784) course was part of the 2014 UNC Science Expo.

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) works to prepare public health practitioners for leadership positions by developing population-level knowledge and skills with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Building upon varied professional experience, students learn collaboratively to assess community health needs, develop innovative policies and programs and assure that new systems are maintained and improved.

Our strengths include:

  • Health politics and policy, health outcomes and models of care delivery;
  • Screening and harms of screening, including overdiagnosis;
  • Prevention and reduction of cardiovascular risks and disease;
  • Integration of primary care and public health;
  • Quality improvement;
  • Hazards and protection of health care workers;
  • Ethical issues in occupational health; and
  • Public health systems and services research.