Dr. Leah McCall Devlin

Leah McCall Devlin, DDS

Professor of the Practice
Department of Health Policy and Management
104 Rosenau Hall
CB #7415
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7425


Dr. Devlin has more than 30 years in public health practice in North Carolina including 10 years as the Wake County Health Director and 10 years as the State Health Director for North Carolina.

She is a board member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control Foundation, the UNC Board of Visitors, the Gillings School of Global Public Health Advisory Council, Trustee of Campbell University, NC Medical Society Foundation Board, NC Foundation for Advanced Health Programs and other statewide boards.

In addition, she serves as a Consultant for Research Triangle Institute, International.

Leah Devlin in the Gillings News

Practice Activities

  • Public Health Policy Development
  • Team Building, leadership and mentorship
  • Health in All Policies

Staff/Administrative Duties

  • Assisting faculty, staff and students in engaging in solutions to public health challenges in North Carolina
  • Raising the visibility of the School as an amazing state asset for North Carolina


  • MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979
  • BS, Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976