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Aleta Evans Gaertner, MPH

Aleta Evans Gaertner

Aleta Evans Gaertner, MPH

Director of Curriculum Assessment, Accreditation and Pedagogy
Academic Affairs
  • 267 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7400
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Aleta collaborates with faculty, staff and students to develop and implement effective strategies to monitor and improve public health program quality. She provides technical assistance for curriculum development, program coordination, and evaluation for accreditation compliance.

Prior to joining Gillings in 2017, Aleta led accreditation and reaccreditation self-study and site visit processes at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, where she served as the administrator for evaluation and program coordination for more than eight years. She actively participated in competency revision, curriculum mapping, program development and the college-wide evaluation process. Additionally, she worked for a Certified Public Accounting firm for more than ten years.

Aleta is passionate about her role in ensuring equitable, accessible, high-quality public health training that empowers students to pursue their dreams in serving the public’s health. She draws upon her experience and formal training in academic administration, public health and fiscal management to serve students, faculty and staff in public health education.

Staff/Administrative Duties

  • Provides technical assistance for curriculum development, program coordination and evaluation for accreditation compliance.
  • Directs submission of accreditation reports to the school’s accreditor, the Council on Education for Public Health.
  • Co-leads the schoolwide Evaluation Plan and co-chairs the Evaluation Committee.
  • Manages the Academic Programs Committee.
  • Provides faculty development resources, consultations and workshops on best practices in competency-based instruction.


MPH, Maternal and Child Health, The George Washington University, 2008

BS, Behavioral Science, James Madison University, 2004

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