Research and Innovation at the Gillings School

Glenn Walters, PhD, director of the Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) Design Center at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, summarizes the newly opened makerspace, housed on the lower level of UNC’s Hanes Art Center. For more than two years, Walters has taken a leadership role with the Be A Maker (BeAM) initiative on campus. BeAM oversees a growing network of makerspaces, in which UNC students and members of the faculty and staff are given tools and training to turn metal, wood and electronics into solutions for scientific and technical challenges – or into art.

Clean water to drink. Healthy air to breathe. Nutritious food to eat. Diseases prevented. For 75 years, the Gillings School of Global Public Health has been solving these most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world by conducting novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives.

With more than 250 full-time faculty members and about 1,700 students, the Gillings School of Global Public Health has expertise in almost every imaginable area of public health.

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Guide to Research

Guide to Research

Click here to get started with a guide to conducting research at Gillings School of Global Public Health. The office of Research and Information Solutions is happy to provide you with information about compliance and reporting requirements related to your research projects at UNC.


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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Gillings School is committed to research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem solving. Our resources, including the $50 million Gillings gift, allow the school of public health to accelerate its response to some of the most pressing public health problems across North Carolina and around the world.


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Research News

Latest Research at Gillings SPH

Read about our latest research discoveries and publications. UNC Gillings works across North Carolina, the United States, and in more than 55 countries spanning 6 continents. Global health is local health, and so global health research generates discoveries that help North Carolinians in addition to people all over the world. Below are some of the challenges we are working on.


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Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Our faculty solve some of the most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world by conducting novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives. Last year, our faculty received $162.5 million in research grants and contracts related to these pressing health problems.


Global Gateway

Gillings Global Gateway

Global Research

The Gillings Global Gateway at UNC promotes and advances the School’s global health activities in research, service and teaching through partnerships, internships, outreach and communications.  The Gateway oversees the Residential Graduate Certificate in Global Health, administers funded global internships and works across the School on implementing strategic global partnerships.


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Gillings Innovation Labs

Gillings Innovation Labs

Funded by the $50 million Gillings gift, Gillings Innovation Labs engage in cutting edge research, translation of interventions to high-impact settings, innovative approaches to teaching and training, demonstration projects, and development of novel technologies or methodologies that anticipate future public health challenges and accelerate their solutions.


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Innovation Events at UNC

Innovation Events and Competitions

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been an innovation leader since the School graduated its first class in 1940.


Need help?  Contact the Research and Innovation Solutions (RIS) office.