Meg Landfried, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
MPH Practicum Director
Gillings School of Global Public Health
358B Rosenau Hall
CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Meg Landfried, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior Practicum Director for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (Gillings). In these roles, she designs, implements, evaluates, and iterates experiential education components of the Gillings MPH program. Meg directs the school-level practicum program and teaches the courses (SPHG 703, SPHG 707) that help students prepare for and reflect on their practicum experiences. Additionally, she oversees Capstone (HBEH 746/992), a community-led culminating experience for Health Behavior and Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights (EQUITY) MPH students. In partnership with over 350 governmental, non-governmental, non-profit, industrial, for-profit, and university-affiliated organizations, she engages students in applied practice and focused reflection to increase their knowledge, enhance their skills, help clarify their values, and augment their capacity to contribute to the collective good of society. Meg’s goal is to train the next generation of public health leaders to ethically and effectively collaborate with communities to promote health equity. 

Honors and Awards

Teaching Innovation Award
2020, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Award for Engaged Teaching
2019, UNC Office of the Provost

Impact in Practice Award
2018, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Staff Excellence Award
2013, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Research Activities

Community partnership and critical service-learning pedagogy.

Staff/Administrative Duties

Responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of the Gillings MPH practicum program for residential, distance and MPH@UNC students.


  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008