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Donald A. Holzworth, MS

Donald A. Holzworth, MS

Executive in Residence
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Adjunct Professor
Health Policy and Management
  • 104 Rosenau Hall
  • CB# 7415
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7425
Don Holzworth serves as the Executive in Residence at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as Chairman of the School’s Advisory Council, and an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management. He also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, as an advisory board member for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, and as an advisor to Hatteras Venture Partners and Bull City Venture Partners. He is also Chairman of the Health Decisions, Inc. a specialty clinical research organization and Executive Chairman of Bivarus, Inc. a patient centered analytics company.

In 2011, Don was one of the original founders and now serves on the board of Veritas Collaborative, a specialty behavioral hospital system serving adolescents and adults with severe eating disorders.

He 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 clinical development services operating in more than 60 countries. The company was sold to SRA International in 2007. Mr. Holzworth was also the founder and served as chairman of the board of Expression Analysis, Inc., a genomic services company spun out of Duke University Medical Center and sold to Quintiles in 2012.

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

Serve on health care and health care technology company boards

Practice Activities

Mentorship of many emerging entrepreneurs


BS, Systems Analysis, Miami University, 1973

MS, Environmental Sciences, Miami University, 1975

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