Marie Lina Excellent, MD, MPH
Dr. Excellent earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina – Gillings School of Global Public Health at Chapel Hill, where she currently serves as a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer. She co-teaches with Dr. Anna P. Schenck, PUBH 754 course: Research Frameworks and Methods for Assessing and Improving Population Health.
Dr. Excellent is a physician and Fulbright scholar who joined PHLP in 2014 as a student. Prior to her journey at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Excellent served for almost a decade as Head of HIV/AIDS and Community Health Programs in Maternal and Child Health Teaching Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti until July 2014. In her career, she has successfully led several quality improvement projects and train peers at national level.
She is passionate about health equity, global health, infectious diseases and practice-based research.
Dr. Excellent’ s expertise includes: HIV/AIDS, continuous quality improvement, program evaluation.
Honors and AwardsPHLP Director’s Award for Collaborative Leadership
2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUNC-Graduate School Scholarship
2014-2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillFulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship
2014-2016, US Department of StateBIARI (Brown International Advanced Research Institute) Scholarship
2013, Brown University and Santander Universities
Dr. Excellent conducted the evaluation of the reaccreditation of North Carolina Local Health Departments for improvement in collaboration with the North Carolina Institute of Public Health. She is also involved in the evaluation of the Culture of Health Initiative implemented at UNC-Gillings School of Global Public Health.
• Continuous quality improvement
• Antimicrobial resistance
• Implementation science
Dr. Excellent also holds a Certificate from BIARI (Brown International Advanced Research Institute), for her research on 2013- 35 Years of Advances in HIV/AIDS: What has changed for women?, Brown University, 2013
Service ActivitiesUNC – Campus Health Services
Advisory Board as a postdoc representative, 2016 – current