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Kauline Cipriani, PhD

Kauline Cipriani, PhD

Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Associate Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
  • 266 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7400
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • USA

Dr. Kauline Cipriani, assistant dean for inclusive excellence at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, leads the development and implementation of initiatives and strategies to enhance access, diversity, cultural competence and inclusiveness within the School. Dr. Cipriani also is associate professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, where she lectures on inclusive leadership and facilitates conversations around social justice and inclusion topics specific to public health.

Dr. Cipriani most recently served as assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University.  Her background also includes coordinating academic affairs and diversity initiatives for the Office of the Provost at Purdue. She received a doctoral degree in food microbiology from Purdue’s Department of Food Science,a master's degree in microbiology and genetics from Purdue's Department of Biological Sciences and a bachelor's degree in biology from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas.

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Propose and lead inclusive excellence initiatives

- Provide guidance to Gillings School leaders and communicate best practices

- Identify, coalesce and manage diversity resources and coordinate educational and training opportunities

- Develop metrics to assess progress toward inclusive excellence goals

- Serve as the Gillings School Diversity Liaison

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