Aimee M. McHale, JD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
4101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB #7469
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7469


Aimee M. McHale, JD MSPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program. Aimee is an attorney and public health professional with expertise in health policy and special interests in health equity, social justice, and the health needs of vulnerable populations, including in the LGBT community. She has nearly three decades of experience that combine legal and public health practice. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Aimee served in significant leadership roles in local consultancies and non-profit organizations with a focus on the health of vulnerable populations internationally and domestically and was the program director for the Triangle Global Health Consortium. 

From 2013 – 2017, Aimee held a lecturer position in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, teaching US health policy and working with students on health-related Capstone projects in the Department of Public Policy, and an adjunct position in the Department of Health Policy and Management where she has taught a health policy course in the BSPH program as well as the HPM 600 core MPH course.  Currently, Aimee is also a member of the MPH Integrated Core Development Committee, which is developing a new core curriculum for MPH students.

Aimee holds a BA in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross, a JD from St. Louis University, and an MSPH (with certificate in global health) from the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC.


  • BA, Political Science, College of the Holy Cross, 1985
  • JD, Law, St. Louis University, 1988
  • MSPH, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009