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Ghazaleh Samandari, PhD

Ghazaleh Samandari, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program

With nearly 20 years of practice in international development, Dr. Ghaz Samandari has spent a career examining what it means to make a difference for others. She now brings her years of experience to her work as an integral development coach in one-to-one, group and organizational settings as the Founder and CEO of 9Paths Development. She also serves as an adjunct associate professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. ​Herself a political refugee, born in Iran and raised in the United States, Dr. Ghaz blends her own life experiences with her teaching to tackle complex issues of leadership, communication and transformation with compassion, wisdom and humor.

Representative Courses

PUBH 714 Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs | Syllabus


PhD, Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2010

MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, George Washington University, 2005

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