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Gillings School
of Global Public Health

Welcome to the #1 public school of public health — and #2 overall.

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Gain the knowledge, skills, experience and networks to make a difference right away.

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  • Biostatistics
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  • Epidemiology
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  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health Leadership

Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The environments in which we live, work and play invariably affect public health. In fact, environmental exposures – most of which can be prevented – account for nearly one quarter of all diseases worldwide.

A professor and student test water quality.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology — the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and other risk factors in a population — is the cornerstone of public health inquiry and problem solving.

Researchers fight emerging diseases.

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and child health focuses on the determinants and systems that promote and maintain the health of women, children and their families to enhance the future health and welfare of society.

Students get hands-on experience.

Public Health Leadership

Applying system thinking and leadership principles in a public health context — with teams, projects, organizations and systems — can eliminate inequities, improve health conditions and foster change in local and global communities.

Colleagues discuss an action plan.

Hurricane Florence:
The Gillings School Responds

Millions of people in the Carolinas and beyond have been affected by Hurricane Florence. In some areas, the storm’s impact will be felt for years to come. Disaster preparedness and response are foundational to public health, and we're responding to this crisis with hands-on solutions that benefit North Carolinians.

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Collaboration is the heart of study at the Gillings School. Join a dynamic, “open doors” community of world class faculty and student colleagues. You'll be embraced and empowered with unparalleled opportunities — even after graduation.