Research Council

The Research Council is made up of faculty representatives from each department and is chaired by the Associate Dean for Research. The Council meets as needed and works via email to address issues brought forth by the Dean, Associate Dean and other faculty members that are important to advance the research program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Its mission is to enhance the research environment at the School.

Members are appointed by their department chair. Members of the Research Council represent the research interests of their home department and report back to their department chair and department colleagues about the research issues identified.

2012 – 2013 Members:

Chair: Sandra Martin, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Maternal and Child Health

Rosalind Coleman, MD
Professor, Nutrition

Marisa Domino, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management

Edwin B. Fisher, PhD
Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education

Cheryll Lesneski, DrPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program

Leena A. Nylander-French, PhD

Professor, Environmental Sciences & Engineering

Tamar Ringel-Kulka, MD

Research Assistant Professor, Maternal & Child Health

David Weber, MD
Professor, Epidemiology

Hongtu Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Research Council Staff:

Christin Daniels, MA
Managing Director


Questions? Please contact Research at 919-966-0123 or