Julea Steiner

Julea Steiner, MPH

Assistant Professor
Academic Affairs
Associate Director, MPH Practicum Program
Academic Affairs


Ms. Steiner earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she currently holds an appointment as assistant professor and associate director of the MPH practicum program.

Prior to joining the Gillings School, Ms. Steiner served as the director of health programming for UNC Family Medicine, where she implemented public health programs with multiple communities, led evaluation efforts, produced a weekly community health radio show, and co-created the Mobile Medical Milestones (M3) app to facilitate point-of-observation feedback on resident performance. 

Her interests and expertise include public health practice, continuous quality improvement, media and policy advocacy, marketing and health communications, patient engagement, and peer support in health care.

Ms. Steiner is also passionate about raising awareness of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation as an under-recognized public health issue. She currently serves on the advisory board for the National Institutes of Health Center on Sleep Disorders Research.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, Faculty Award

Representative Courses

SPHG 701: Practicum Preparation

SPHG 702: Practicum Reflection

PUBH 730: Quality Improvement and Leadership | Syllabus

PUBH 791: Core Principles in Public Health Leadership

Service Activities

Faculty Advisor, Public Health Leadership Student Association

Admissions Committee, Public Health Leadership Program

Board Member, NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (2015-2020)

Steering Committee, Nexus Registry for Sleep Disorders Research

Board of Directors, Wake Up Narcolepsy

Gillings School of Global Public Health Delta Omega Committee, Public Health Leadership Program faculty representative


  • MPH, Public Health Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Communications / Anthropology, New York University
  • Graduate Certificate, Technology and Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll