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of Global Public Health
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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.

Student entrepreneurs combat climate change.

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.

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Academic excellence demands innovation.

Our students — and their future employers — do, too.

In the latest issue of Carolina Public Health, we share the thinking behind exciting changes at the Gillings School. From our interdisciplinary academic vision to our newly redesigned Master of Public Health degree, we're giving students the education they need and the skills employers want.

Learn more in our fall magazine

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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.