Avia Mainor

Workforce Development Specialist
North Carolina Institute for Public Health

NC Institute for Public Health
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill 27599-8165
T: 919-966-9599
F: 919-966-0478

Avia Mainor, MPH is a Workforce Development Specialist at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health.  Ms. Mainor coordinates a variety of workforce development initiatives for public health professionals from local, state and national human services sectors, with a particular emphasis on collaborations with local and state governmental public health agencies.    

Prior to joining the NCIPH, Avia was an Educational Consultant and Training Unit Director for the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention where she spent over twelve years assessing training needs and developing tailored trainings for state-level public health practitioners working in chronic disease prevention programs.    

Avia, is a die-hard Carolina fan.  When she is not cheering for the TARHEELS, she enjoys reading, running and spending time with her eight nieces and nephews.    


2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BA, Biology

2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH, Public Health Leadership

Research Interests

  • Evidence-Based Public Health
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Public Health Practice  


Calhoun A, Mainor A, Moreland-Russell S, Maier RC, Brossart L, Luke DA. Using the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool to Assess and Plan for Sustainability. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130185. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130185.

Mainor A, Leeman J, Sommers J, Heiser C, Gonzales C, Farris RP, Ammerman A. A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Public Health Training: The Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course.J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print]