Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH



Clinical Assistant Professor
Maternal and Child Health

Senior Investigator
NC Institute of Public Health

Adjunct Professor
Health Policy and Management

Link to CV


402 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7445 
Chapel Hill 27599-7445 
T: 919-843-5427
F: 919-966-2391


2009 Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill DrPH, Health Policy and Management

1989 Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill MSW, Social Work

1989 Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH, Maternal and Child Health

Research interests

  • Evidence-based public health
  • Health administration
  • Health care delivery
  • Health policy
  • Maternal health
  • Mental health
  • Public health leadership
  • Public health practice
  • Women’s health


Cilenti D, Brownson RC, Umble K, Erwin PC, Summers RL (2012)
Information-seeking behaviors and other factors contributing to successful implementation of evidence-based practices in local health departments.
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: vol.18(6), p.571-6.

Davis M, Cilenti D, Gunther-Mohr C, Baker EL (2012)
Participatory research partnerships: addressing relevant public health system challenges.
Public Health Reports: vol.127(2), p.230-5.