Karl Umble, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor and
Director, BSPH Program,

Health Policy and Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Health Behavior
113 Rosenau Hall
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411

T: 919-962-2974
Link to CV umble@email.unc.edu

Education
1987 University of Alabama at Birmingham MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education
1998 University of Georgia PhD, Adult Education
Research Interests
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public health leadership
  • Public health practice
Key Publications
Umble, K., Baker, E., & Woltring, C. (2011)
An evaluation of the National Public Health Leadership Institute – 1991-2006. Part I. Developing individual leaders.
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: vol.17(3), p.202-213.


Umble, K., Baker, E., Diehl, S.J., Haws, S., Steffen, D., & Frederick S., Woltring C. (2011)
An evaluation of the National Public Health Leadership Institute – 1991-2006. Part II. Strengthening public health leadership networks, systems, and infrastructure.
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: vol.17(3), p.214–224.


Umble, K., Lowman, A., Brooks, J., Malison, M., Iademarco, M., Huong, N.T., & Laserson, K. (2011)
Improving management training capacity in Vietnam’s National Tuberculosis Program: An evaluation.
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases: vol.13(2), p.1-9.


Umble, K., Orton S., Rosen B., & Ottoson J. (2006)
Evaluating the impact of the Management Academy for Public Health: Developing entrepreneurial managers and organizations.
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: vol.12(5), p.436-445.


Umble, K., Cervero, R.M., Yang, B., & Atkinson, W. (2000)
The effects of traditional classroom and distance continuing education in vaccine-preventable diseases: A theory-driven evaluation.
American Journal of Public Health: vol.90(8), p.1218-1224.