Cheryll Lesneski, DrPH

Clinical Assistant Professor
PH Leadership Program
Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
4108 McG-G
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7469
Chapel Hill 27599
T: 919-966-6617
F: 919-966-0981

PUBH 680 Public Health Practice Syllabus
PUBH 745 Community Assessment and Health Improvement Syllabus
PUBH 805 Service Trip

Research and practice interests

  • Public health leadership
  • Public health practice

Research activities
Dr. Cheryll Lesneski teaches courses in public health practice and community health improvement in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina. Cheryll also works with the US Department of Health and Human Services to improve the quality of US public health systems and their financial management. She has worked with quality experts in public health and health care for over 25 years and is the co-author of the text, Transforming Public Health Practice: Leadership and Management Essentials. Recently awarded a Pfizer grant with a fellow public health colleague, Dr. Lesneski and her colleague, Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy are working with staff at a NC Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Facility to help patients become and remain tobacco free by applying the principles of continuous quality improvement, system design, and implementation science. Before joining the faculty at UNC, Cheryll was a public health director for a rural county health department in FL. She spent 17 years in FL as a public health practitioner, working on many initiatives, such as farmworker health, violence intervention and prevention, adolescent pregnancy prevention, immunization outreach, maternal and child health, and more.