Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior


Michael Wilson, MPH, is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Wilson is South Africa country director and co-founder of Advance Access & Delivery, a global health non-profit committed to improving access to medicines and healthcare for vulnerable communities. Wilson is based in Durban, South Africa where he leads a team of over 30 staff and serves as director of the Bellhaven Harm Reduction Center, South Africa’s first low-threshold harm reduction centre. Since 2018, Wilson has served as an acting consultant to the United Nations Office of Special (UNOPS), supporting countries to strengthen national tuberculosis and HIV programs. Wilson has over a decade of experience managing and operating programs that deliver healthcare to the urban poor, particular people experiencing homelessness and people who use drugs.

Research Activities

- Global health

- Harm Reduction

- Health behavior


- Tuberculosis

- Overdose and Drug Use

- Refugee Health

Service Interests

- Infectious Diseases

- Drug Use

Opioid Substitution Therapy


Prison Health


  • MPH, Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2014
  • BS, Biology, Virginia Military Institute, 2008