Hello, prospective students! Welcome to our brief overview of Epidemiology at UNC Gillings.
Epidemiology at UNC Gillings is one of the world’s leading academic departments of its kind. We are part of one of the top schools of public health in the nation within a university long seen as one of the “public ivies.” Our renowned faculty members provide students with training in effective research practices and methods. We also work with our students to apply their epidemiology research to a variety of health problems here in North Carolina and around the world.
Interested in finding out more? Visit our full department website.
48 full-time faculty
150 adjunct faculty
Our faculty and students conduct research in nine key areas:
Discover more on ReachNC, a web portal with to-the-minute information about our faculty members’ grants, publications, research interests and networks.
For general questions regarding the department, degrees or admissions, contact:
Carmen Woody, Student Services Manager
In North Carolina, across the United States, and around the world, our faculty members have active studies, giving our students the chance to work with them to investigate:
Master of Public Health (MPH): A two-year terminal degree program for physicians and other doctoral-level professionals.
Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR): An interdiscipinary research degree program jointly sponsored by the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (tracs.unc.edu). Develops student skills for a career as a PI and collaborator in clinical/translational research.
MPH with a Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration: A two-year program offered in collaboration with North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Provides graduate training for veterinarians interested in public health service-oriented careers with local, state, federal and international public health and animal health agencies.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Prepares students for careers in research and teaching, often at a university, federal or state agency, or private research institution.
Where will a degree in Epidemiology take you? Our alumni hold senior leadership positions in the U.S. and around the world in:
Recent alumni positions include:
Find out more about careers in epidemiology.
Interested in finding out about our course offerings?
Faculty in epidemiology create a welcoming, interactive classroom environment in twenty-first century teaching and research facilities. What’s more, we have plenty of quiet nooks and wired spaces to meet, collaborate, and take problem solving to the next level.
Take a look at our complete course catalog, plus syllabi, to find out more.
Interested in finding out more? Visit our department’s website.