Research Council

The School’s Research Council was established in 1999 to discuss strategic planning and outcomes for research matters throughout the School.

Research is the major activity in which most faculty members in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health engage, and research accounts for the majority of the funding to the School. The SPH Research Council is composed of faculty members from all the departments of the School, and it focuses on efforts that will enhance the research environment at the School.

Since 2008, the Council worked to help establish research Objectives and Metrics for CEPH re-accreditation. They continue to be actively engaged in the current 2014-2015 preparation for the School’s next re-accreditation cycle.

Recently, the Council has also been called on to conduct internal review processes such as limited-submission opportunities where our School can only put forth a limited number of nominees. They also pilot and provide feedback on new research information systems and add-on modules including those in REACH NC and Curvita.

Committee Roster


Committee Roster


Sandra Martin, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Professor, Maternal and Child Health

SPH Members

Noel Brewer, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Behavior

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program
Research Associate Professor, Health Behavior

Rosalind Coleman, MD
Professor, Nutrition

Sian Curtis, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health

Christin Daniels, MA
Director of Research, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Anastasia Ivanova, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Leena Nylander-French, PhD
Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

George Pink, PhD
Professor, Health Policy and Management

David Weber, MD
Professor, Epidemiology