Dean Barbara K. Rimer

From the Dean (Fall 2018)

This issue of Carolina Public Health is devoted to sharing the story of our academic journey.

Training Undergraduates in Public Health

The Gillings School BSPH prepares students to enter the workforce or pursue higher education
Dr. Pam Silberman chats online with her DrPH students.

The Gillings School's Online DrPH

A committed global network of mid-career public health leaders since 2005
Dr. Travis Johnson (right), interim director of the Asheville MPH program, poses with Drs. Ameena Batada (left) and Amy Lanou, consultants and instructors in the program.

Our MPH Program in Asheville

Meeting a pressing need for public health professionals in western North Carolina
Working on a global health project are (left to right) epidemiology student Charlotte Lane, Dr. Dilshad Jaff, health policy and management student Sheila Vipul Patel, Professor Sheila Leatherman and postdoctoral research associate Dr. Linda Tawfik.

Perspectives from Faculty and Students

What they're saying about our programs
Left to right are Drs. Suzanne Maman, Rohit Ramaswamy, Jill Stewart and Ilene Speizer, co-leads for the global health concentration. Their disciplines – health behavior, leadership, environmental sciences and engineering, and maternal and child health, respectively – reflect the broad base of the concentration.

The New Global Health Concentration

Working with 'global' populations in North Carolina and around the world
Dr. Michael Kosorok (foreground) discusses precision medicine strategies with Dr. George Retsch-Bogart, a pediatric pulmonologist at the UNC School of Medicine. Precision medicine is one application of data science and machine learning methods that are the focus of the new Public Health Data Science concentration.

Public Health Data Science

A skill set much in demand
Program co-leaders Drs. Courtney Woods, Asia Maselko and Anissa Vines (left to right) meet to discuss plans for the Equity concentration, one of the 12 new specialized fields of study within the Gillings School’s Master of Public Health degree.

The Equity Concentration

An interdisciplinary approach to eliminating health inequities
Students study in Armfield Atrium.

Selected News and Awards


Dr. William Zelman

"He encouraged me to aim high."
This infographic provides an update on the Campaign for Carolina.

Campaign for Carolina

For all that's next

The Duke Endowment Invests $830,000

Helping local hospitals become baby-friendly

A sign points the way to Rosenau Hall.

Acknowledgements (Fall 2018)

Thanks to our Foundation Board, Advisory Council and others who support Carolina Public Health
The infographic outlines the School's guiding principles for curriculum change.

A Vision for Academics

Commitment to teaching and high-quality programs is a core value at the Gillings School.
members of the MPH steering committee get some planning accomplished.

Our Shiny, New Master of Public Health

We've redesigned our MPH to give students the education they need and employers want.

The Gillings School's MPH@UNC

A newly designed online degree offers quality education in a flexible format.
This cartoon shows a person searching among the stars.

Finding your COMPASS

At the Gillings School, we are committed to students' success.
Colleagues meet around a table.

Gillings' New MPH Degree

A completely redeveloped core and 12 specialized areas of study

A Vision for Guaranteed Global Experiences

The Gillings School is renowned for accelerating public health solutions with worldwide impact.
Lisa LaVange

Dr. Lisa LaVange

A high-impact leader in data science
Dr. Kauline Cipriani

Dr. Kauline Cipriani

Championing inclusive excellence
The UNC-Chapel Hill Old Well sites alongside global landmarks.

Global Powerhouse Erma Manoncourt

An engaged alumna makes a difference for herself, her alma mater and the students she inspires.
Springtime on the Gillings campus welcomes roses.

Faculty and Staff Giving

When you work at a place every day and remain passionate about the mission and impact of that place, it means something.
Dr. John Hatch and Howard Barnhill

The Hatch-Barnhill Endowed Scholarship

Honoring the legacy of two visionary leaders
A woman walks her dog in front of Rosenau Hall.

The Gillings School's Alumni Association

Our Alumni Association serves more than 19,000 public health alumni around the world.