About Us
The Gillings School's Department of Epidemiology is one of the world’s leading academic departments for epidemiological study. Renowned faculty members empower students with training in effective research practices and methods. We conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research and provide classroom and real-world education that emphasizes the integration of substantive area knowledge with cutting-edge epidemiologic methods. We also work with students to apply their research to a variety of health problems across North Carolina and around the world. Read more about our department.

Gillings School honors 8 faculty members for teaching innovation

First presented in February 2012, the Teaching Innovation Awards honor faculty members who students feel “improve the learning environment at the Gillings School by integrating new technologies, engaging students in interactive activities, employing creative assessment methods, and introducing and incorporating progressive curriculum ideas into the classroom.”

Our Work
Our renowned faculty members provide students with training in effective research practices and methods. We work with our students to apply their epidemiology research to a variety of health problems here in North Carolina and around the world. Our students can specialize in nine types of epidemiology: cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, injury, reproductive / perinatal / pediatric epidemiology, environmental / occupational, pharmacoepidemiology, genetic and social.
New universal vaccine effectively targets coronaviruses
Researchers explore ‘immune imprinting’ as part of search for norovirus vaccine
Cervical cancer screening doubles when under-screened women are mailed testing kits
Our Programs
MPH (Applied Epidemiology)
MPH (Health Equity and Social Justice)
Minoring in Epidemiology
Awards and Funding

Students in the Department of Epidemiology have several funding resources including Graduate School awards, departmental training grants, teaching assistantships, research assistantships and external grants.

Visit our funding page for more information.

Students fund their education through a combination of sources, including loans, fellowships and awards, assistantships and grants. Several awards and scholarships are supported by generous contributions to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.

Contact: Sarah Kitchens, Funding and Awards Coordinator, sarah_kitchens@unc.edu  

Global leadership. Local impact.
For general questions about the department, the degree program, or admissions, contact us via email at epidemiology@unc.edu or call us at (919) 966-7430. Questions about employment should be directed to (919) 966-7460.

Main Department Contacts

Academic Coordinators

Mailing Address
Department of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
2101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435

Our offices are located on the second floor of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.