Public Health Leadership Program

Lori Evarts (standing) and recent alumna Hallie Pritchett (on videoconference, from her home in Seattle) chat with incoming master’s students at the Gillings School. Evarts, clinical assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, was speaking at the annual fall symposium for online students.
Message from the Director
"The Public Health Leadership Program offers a customized curriculum to meet the demands of busy practitioners in public health and medical care." Read more.
Anna P. Schenck, PhD, MSPH
Director and Professor of the Practice

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 over-diagnosis;
  • 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.

Our program offers four tracks:

UNC-Chapel Hill is a world-class research university. It serves the people of the State of North Carolina by attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students from around the state, the country, and the world. The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) is fully committed to the health and wellbeing of our faculty, staff, and students. In keeping with our mission to improve the lives of populations both locally and globally, we are fully committed to the University’s Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status and which remains unchanged and continues to be in full force. We agree with Chancellor Folt and other campus leaders, who recently stated: “All that Carolina has worked hard to establish over the decades – policies including protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, and fostering a culture of acceptance, respect for one another, and human dignity above all else – remain a fundamental cornerstone of what our University aspires to be.”

The PHLP takes this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to and respect for the LGBTQ community. We at the PHLP continue to strive to create an inclusive and respectful environment for each and every individual.