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Guidance for Leaders in Times of Global Pandemic Published by NCIPH's Gene Matthews and Former NCIPH Director Ed Baker

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leadership. UNC-Gillings faculty and former NCIPH Director Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Robert Irwin, MA; and NCIPH’s Gene Matthews, JD have decades of public health leadership experience. They share their wealth of knowledge in a new article published on the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Direct website, “Thoughts... Read more »

Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Gillings School Responds

March 16, 2020
As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.

Urland to lead NC Institute for Public Health

September 12, 2019
Douglas W. Urland has been named director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, effective November 4. “Doug’s recruitment is a tremendous plus for NCIPH,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer.

NCIPH staff maps social determinants to inform community health improvement

August 26, 2019
Health care providers are increasingly aware that social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a far greater impact on community health than the care administered to patients in clinical settings. When Atrium Health in Charlotte launched its first community health improvement study in 2016, it asked staff at the Gillings School to map social indicators of health within its 10-county service area.