Leah McCall Devlin, DDS




Professor of the Practice
Health Policy and Management

Link to CV

Office Information:

104 Rosenau Hall
135  Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7415
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7415


  • 1976, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, Dentistry
  • 1979, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, DDS, Dentistry
  • 1984, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPH, Public Health

Practice Interest:

  • Public Health Policy Development
  • Team Building, leadership and mentorship
  • Health in All Policies

Current Role:

  • Assisting faculty, staff and students in engaging in solutions to public health challenges in North Carolina
  • Raising the visibility of the School as an amazing state asset for North Carolina


  • 30 years in public health practice in North Carolina including 10 years as the Wake County Health Director and 10 years as the State Health Director for North Carolina
  • Board member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control Foundation, the UNC Board of Visitors, the Gillings School of Global Public Health Advisory Council,  Trustee of Campbell University, NC Medical Society Foundation Board, NC Foundation for Advanced Health Programs and other statewide boards
  • Consultant for Research Triangle Institute, International