Dean's Council

(listed alphabetically)

Michael Aitken, PhD
Chair and Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
166c Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7431
aitken@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Rhoda Cerny
919-966-1024
rcerny@email.unc.edu

Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE)

  • Vision and leadership for ESE research, service and academic programs
  • Manages ESE’s administrative functions
  • Leads ESE faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees ESE research, grants and centers
  • Connects to ESE’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

Courtney Arrindell
Co-President, SPH Minority Student Caucus

Kathy Anderson, PhD
Assistant Dean for Information Technology
219b Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-843-5312
kathy_anderson@unc.edu

Assistant: Rob Kathner
919-962-3150
rkathner@email.unc.edu

Instructional and Information Systems (IIS)

  • Leads SPH IIS
  • Contributes to IT strategy for SPH and campus
  • Contributes to technology partnerships
  • Oversees daily technology operations
  • Leads large technology initiatives

Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD
Associate Dean for Global Health;
Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor, Nutrition
124 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
pbentley@unc.edu

Assistant: Elisia Black
919-843-3945
elisias@email.unc.edu

Office of Global Health

  • Partnerships and collaborations within SPH, UNC-Chapel Hill and around the world
  • Global health leadership across the University
  • Global health curriculum development
  • Oversees SPH strategic initiatives on global health

Shivani Garg
Co-President, Student Government

Sandra Greene, DrPH
Interim Chair and Professor of the Practice, Health Policy and Management
1101a McGavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7411
sandrab_greene@unc.edu

Assistant: Tracey Gollwitzer
919-966-9122
tracey@unc.edu

Health Policy and Management (HPM)

  • Vision and leadership for HPM research, service and academic programs
  • Manages HPM’s administrative functions
  • Leads HPM faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees HPM research, grants and centers
  • Connects to HPM’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

Carolyn Halpern, PhD
Professor, Maternal and Child Health
401 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7445
carolyn_halpern@unc.edu

Assistant: Kathy Biancardi
919-966-5981
kbiancar@email.unc.edu

Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

  • Vision and leadership for MCH research, service and academic programs
  • Manages MCH’s administrative functions
  • Leads MCH faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees MCH research, grants and centers
  • Connects to MCH’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

Michael Kosorok, PhD
Chair and W. R. Kenan Distinguished Professor, Biostatistics
3101b McGavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7420
kosorok@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Betsy Seagroves
919-966-7254
bseagrov@bios.unc.edu

Biostatistics (BIOS)

  • Vision and leadership for BIOS research, service and academic programs
  • Manages BIOS’ administrative functions
  • Leads BIOS faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees BIOS research, grants and centers
  • Connects to BIOS’ alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

Leslie Lytle, PhD
Chair and Professor, Health Behavior;
Professor, Nutrition

303 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7440
919-843-8171
llytle@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Helena Mullen
919-966-1131
mullenh@email.unc.edu

Health Behavior (HB)

  • Vision and leadership for HB research, service and academic programs
  • Manages HB’s administrative functions
  • Leads HB faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees HB research, grants and centers
  • Connects to HB’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Chair and Professor, Nutrition
245c McGavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7461
beth_mayer-davis@unc.edu

Assistant: Elisabeth Lewis
919-966-7218
elisabeth_lewis@unc.edu

Nutrition (NUTR)

  • Vision and leadership for NUTR research, service and academic programs
  • Manages NUTR’s administrative functions
  • Leads NUTR faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees NUTR research, grants and centers
  • Connects to NUTR’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions


Julie MacMillan, MPH
Managing Director, Research and Innovation Solutions
Interim Executive Director, Gillings Global Gateway
104 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7415
919-843-3952
macmilla@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Elisia Black
919-843-3945
elisias@email.unc.edu

Research and Innovation Solutions (RIS)

  • Directs RIS program including:

  • Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs)
  • Gillings Visiting Professorships
  • Convening and neutral brokering
  • Facilitates innovation activities
  • Represents SPH across campus

 

Gillings Global Gateway (GGG)

  • Establishing the Gillings Global Gateway
  • Facilitating strategic global collaborations
  • Enhancing global opportunities for US students
  • Increasing the number of and support for international students
  • Extending the School’s global reach and brand
  • Fostering global innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Attracting more funding and support for SPH global priorities and programs

Sandra Martin, PhD, MSc
Associate Dean for Research;
Professor, Maternal and Child Health
425 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7445
sandra_martin@unc.edu

Office of Research Director: Christin Daniels
919-966-0123
christin_daniels@unc.edu

Research and Innovation Solutions (RIS)

  • Strategic planning of research directions
  • Represents SPH research interests
  • Develops research policies
  • Represents SPH on UNC-Chapel Hill research matters
  • Chair: Research Council
  • Member: SPH Conflict of Interest Committee


Crystal Miller
Associate Dean for Advancement
110 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7407
miller@unc.edu

Assistant: Dixie Bloom
919-843-6191
dbloom@email.unc.edu

SPH Advancement

  • Leads all fundraising activities
  • Alumni and fundraising oversight
  • Facilitates Public Health Foundation
  • Coordinates Advisory Council activities
  • Directs organization of special events
  • Manages donor relationships and stewardship

 

Charlotte Nunez-Wolff, EdD
Associate Dean for Business and Administration
205 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-7428
cnunez@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Rob Kathner
919-962-3150
rkathner@email.unc.edu

  • Leadership and oversight for SPH’s business and administrative operations including data/metric reporting, finance, human resources, Instructional and Information Systems and facilities offices
  • Treasurer of Public Health Foundation
  • Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Olshan, PhD
Chair and Professor, Epidemiology
2101b McGavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
andy_olshan@unc.edu

Assistant: Chandra Caldwell
919-966-7419
ccaldwel@email.unc.edu

Epidemiology (EPI)

  • Vision and leadership for EPI research, service and academic programs
  • Manages EPI’s administrative functions
  • Leads EPI faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees EPI research, grants and centers
  • Connects to EPI’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

David Pesci
Director of Communications
110 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
dpesci@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Susie Smith
919-966-3722
susies@email.unc.edu

Communications

  • Guides Communications vision, staff and activities
  • Directs media relations
  • Coordinates school and research news
  • Leads internal and external communications activities for the School
  • Oversees bi-annual production of the Carolina Public Health magazine

Patsy Polston
Co-President, Student Government

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
brimer@unc.edu

Assistant: vacant
919-843-8099

Dean’s Office

  • Leads and guides School operations and activities, including research, academic programs, service and outreach, fundraising
  • Oversees personnel and budget
  • Encourages and facilitates institutional collaborations
  • Member of the Provost’s Deans’ Council
  • Champions and represents the School of Public Health to audiences around the University, state and world

Anna Schenck, PhD
Associate Dean for Practice;
Director and Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Public Health Leadership Program;
Director, North Carolina Institute for Public Health
4103 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7469
schenck1@email.unc.edu

Assistant: Chantal Donaghy
919-966-5285
donaghy@email.unc.edu

Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP)

  • Vision and leadership for PHLP research, service and academic programs
  • Manages PHLP’s administrative functions
  • Leads PHLP faculty and staff
  • Facilitates funding from a variety of sources
  • Oversees PHLP research, grants and centers
  • Connects to PHLP’s alumni and donors
  • Promotes and nurtures diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership for all student functions

North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH)

  • Leads NCIPH
  • Vision and strategic planning
  • Liaison to public health providers across the state and throughout the world

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;
Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition
2105a McGavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
919-962-8410
am_siegariz@unc.edu

Assistant: Angelica Figueroa
919-843-0908
a.figueroa@unc.edu

Academic Affairs

  • Oversees and coordinates academic activities across departments
  • Oversees SPH Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee
  • Leads Academic Programs Committee (APC)
  • Represents SPH on UNC-wide academic affairs-related committees
  • Leads Council on Education for Public Health accreditation process

Bianca Reese
Co-President, SPH Minority Student Caucus

Charletta Sims Evans, MEd
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
263b Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400

Assistant: (currently vacant)

Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

  • Leads SPH OSA administration and activities
  • Advocacy on behalf of students
  • Guides SPH’s cross-SPH student advising activities
  • Advises SPH Student Government, Minority Student Caucus and other student organizations
  • Leads SPH’s recruitment, orientation and commencement activities
  • Supports various SPH student groups and training
  • Enhances student diversity