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Donald A. Holzworth, MS

Don Holzworth

Donald A. Holzworth, MS

Entrepreneur in Residence
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Adjunct Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
  • 104 Rosenau Hall
  • CB# 7415
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7425
Don Holzworth serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as chairman of the Gillings School’s Advisory Council. He also is chairman of the Health Decisions, Inc., a women’s health clinical research organization. He serves on the board of Veritas Collaborative, a specialty behavioral hospital system serving patients with severe eating disorders, and on the board of UNC’s Senior Alliance Accountable Care Organization. He was the 2018 recipient of Triangle Global Health Champion award.

Holzworth is the former founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Constella Group, a leading global provider of public health policy and implementation, as well as a clinical development service operating in more than 60 countries. The company was sold to SRA International in 2007. Mr. Holzworth also was the founder and chairman of Expression Analysis, Inc., a genomic services company which was sold to Quintiles (now IQVIA) in 2012. He also served as executive chairman of a UNC spinout, Bivarus, Inc., a patient-centered analytics company sold to Press Ganey in 2018.

Representative Courses

Guest lectures for DrPH Public Health Leadership students

Guest lectures for Social Entrepreneurship class (Alice Ammerman)

Guest lectures on entrepreneurship for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Service Activities

Serves on health care and health care technology company boards.

Practice Activities

Provides mentorship of emerging entrepreneurs.


BS, Systems Analysis, Miami University, 1973

MS, Environmental Sciences, Miami University, 1975

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