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Douglas W. Urland, MPA

Douglas W. Urland, MPA

Director
North Carolina Institute for Public Health

Doug Urland assumed leadership of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health in 2019. He provides strategic direction for the Institute; collaborates across Gillings, the University and private and public sector organizations; and develops programmatic offerings to address the current and emerging needs of the public health practice community. Doug brings more than 20 years of experience leading local public health departments and past service as president of the NC Association of Local Health Directors to his role at NCIPH.

Doug has presented at numerous conferences and meetings throughout his career including the North Carolina Public Health Association and the North Carolina Public Health Leaders Conferences. He has also presented at the New Local Health Officials Orientation conducted by the CDC.

Though he originally hails from Pennsylvania, Doug has called North Carolina home for 26 years. He and his wife Laurie have two adult sons. In his free time, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, reading, listening to music and spectator sports. An avid runner, Doug has completed nine marathons and is a veteran of the Hood to Coast Relay held annually in Oregon.

Honors and Awards

Citation of Merit

2002, North Carolina Public Health Association

Education

DrPH Candidate (Expected Completion 2020), Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health

MPA, Public Administration, American University, 1993

BA, Political Science, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1991

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