Dean's Office

Dean Barbara K. Rimer

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive
919-966-3215
brimer@unc.edu

  • Leads and guides School operations and activities, including research, academic programs, accreditation, service and outreach, fundraising, and planning and evaluation
  • Responsible for annual budget submission and other critical activities
  • Oversees hiring of new chairs, mentoring and chairs’ reviews
  • Encourages and facilitates institutional collaborations
  • Member of the Provost’s Deans’ Council
  • Champions and represents the School around the University, state and world
  • Currently, also chair of President’s Cancer Panel
  • Read Dean Rimer’s Blog, “Monday Morning”, here

Todd Nicolet, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive
919-843-8099
todd_nicolet@unc.edu

Assistant: Lisa Warren
lcwarren@email.unc.edu

  • Oversees Strategic Planning
  • Provides leadership to key efforts affecting many parts of the School
  • Oversees selected SPH units (Business and Finance, Gillings Global Gateway, Human Resources, Instructional and Information Systems, NC Institute for Public Health and Strategic Analysis, and Business Intelligence)
  • Represents the dean and the Gillings School on various internal and external committees

Elizabeth French, MA
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
138 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive
919-966-9208
eafrench@unc.edu

  • Works across School to help plan, implement and communicate about initiatives, collaborations and partnerships (e.g. Gillings Global Gateway, CEPH, diversity, inclusive excellence)
  • Manages programs and coordinates special committees and initiatives, including SPH2020. Plays key role on new SPH2020 task forces.
  • Provides editorial support on School documents, webpages, brochures and other materials
  • Facilitates committee management and nominations of SPH faculty and staff for key University and School-wide awards, such as distinguished professorships as well as from other organizations (e.g. ASPPH).
  • Member, Coordination Group

Angelica Figueroa
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-843-0908
a.figueroa@unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for the dean
  • Manages Dean’s Office daily operations
  • Addresses general queries for Dean’s Office
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Dean’s Office committees and high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Pamela Lee, MA
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-4477
pjlee@email.unc.edu

  • Coordinates and supports activities of CEPH Self-Study Committees, MPH Core Planning Committee, GO MPH Planning team and other committees
  • Provides calendar support for the dean and associate dean of academic affairs
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Taylor Elliott
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-3215
tayell@email.unc.edu

  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committees
  • Manages scheduling of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Issues Dean’s Office visitor parking passes
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Lisa Warren
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-3215
lcwarren@email.unc.edu

  • Provides editorial support on School documents, webpages, brochures and other materials
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities of the Coordination Group, and other committees
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Ashlyn Brady
Temporary Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-3215

  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Manages scheduling of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Issues Dean’s Office visitor parking passes