David D. Potenziani, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


David D. Potenziani is currently Senior Informatics Advisor at IntraHealth International.

He has worked in the US, Africa, and Asia with groups to develop and extend the application of health informatics technologies and approaches. He dives into an array of ICT domains: mHealth, eLearning, eHealth policy, and HRH. He has participated in the development of national eHealth policies and practices and the application of open technologies for interoperability.

He came to IntraHealth from two decades at the University of North Carolina where he holds an adjunct faculty appointment. He is a recovering historian and a writer of nerd science fiction.

Practice Activities

  • Information systems development
  • Public health informatics
  • Grant development
  • Biosurveillance


  • BA, History, Eastern Illinois University., 1976
  • MA, History, University of Georgia, 1978
  • PhD, History, University of Georgia, 1981