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David McCoy, JD

David McCoy, JD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior

Teaching Interests

- Educational psychology
- Gifted education
- Minority health
- Special education
- Various legal, business and governance topics

Research Activities

- Minority health
- Public health leadership
- Substance abuse
- Violence prevention
- Organizational leadership/strategic planning
- State governance
- American Indian legal and health care issues

- Previously served as North Carolina’s State Controller, the state’s Chief Financial Officer (was responsible for managing more than 39 million transactions totaling over $116 billion annually; oversaw N.C. state government’s accounting, payroll, cash management, risk management and internal controls)

Staff/Administrative Duties

For the Department of Health Behavior:

- Informal research advice and technical assistance
- HB Student Career Information Day volunteer


JD, Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985

MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982

MEd, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, 1979

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