Dr. Rachel Wilfert

Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice


Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH  is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice.

She retired in 2023 as the Director of Workforce Training and Education at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health.

Rachel has expertise in the full cycle of professional development activities including needs assessment, training development and evaluation and has a special soft spot for the development and delivery of online learning programs as well as for interprofessional education. When she’s not at work Rachel can be found down a winding dirt road in Chatham County enjoying time with her two daughters.

Representative Courses

PUBH 810 Population Health: Interprofessional Management in a Changing Healthcare System

Key Publications

Impact of an interprofessional population health course and clinical immersion experience: Students and practice outcomes. Zomorodi M, Zerden LDS, Nance-Floyd B, Alexander L, Wilfert R, Byerly J. (2017). J Interprof Educ Pract, 9.

Accelerating preparedness: Leveraging the UNC PERLC to improve other projects related to public health surveillance, assessment, and regionalization. Horney JA, Wilfert RA (2014). J Public Health Management Practice, 20(5), S76–S78.

Assessing Outcomes of Online Training in Public Health: Changes in Individual and Organizational Knowledge and Capacity. Wallace JW, Horney JA, Wilfert RA, Alexander LK (2013). Pharmacy, 1(2), 107-118.

Development of a training web site for public health preparedness continuing education. Alexander LK, Wallace JW, Wilfert R, Horney J (2008). J Interact Instr Dev, 20(1), 28-38.


  • MD, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2001
  • MPH, Maternal and Child Health, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health, 1999