Department of Health Behavior Faculty Members pose for a photo outside of Rosenau Hall.

Department of Health Behavior Faculty Members

The Department of Health Behavior has more than 30 faculty members and 60 adjunct faculty members who guide students, colleagues and communities from across the globe in scholarship, research and service. They are renowned as local and global leaders in various fields within public health.


Clare Barrington, PhDAssociate Professor and Doctoral Program
Lynn White Blanchard, PhDAssociate
Noel Brewer,
Liz Chen, PhD, MPHAssistant Professor and MPH Concentration Lead, Health
Carolyn Crump, PhDAssociate
Geni Eng,
Edwin B. Fisher,
Melissa Gilkey, PhDAssociate
Vivian Go,
Shelley Golden, PhDAssociate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic
Carol Golin,
Nisha C. Gottfredson, PhDAssistant
Marissa G. Hall, PhDAssistant
Abigail Hatcher, PhDAssistant
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD,
Lauren M. Hill, PhDAssistant
Meg Landfried, MPHAssistant Professor and MPH Practicum
Alexandra Lightfoot, EdDAssociate
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student
Leslie A. Lytle,
Suzanne Maman, PhDAssociate Dean for Global Health and
Derrick Matthews, PhDAssistant
H. Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhDAssociate
Sarah D. Mills, PhD, MPHAssistant
Beth Moracco, PhDAssociate
Kate Muessig, PhDAssociate
Kurt M. Ribisl, PhDJo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor and
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPHAlumni Distinguished Professor and
Nora Rosenberg, PhDAssistant
Samir Soneji, PhDAssociate
Deborah Tate,
Pamela Trangenstein, PhDAssistant
Tran Viet Ha, MD, MScAssistant

Adjunct Faculty

Mary Altpeter, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBAAdjunct Assistant
Johanna Birckmayer, PhDAdjunct
Marcella H. Boynton, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhDAdjunct Assistant
M. Justin Byron, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Molly Cannon, MPHAdjunct
Delesha M. Carpenter, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Lori Carter-Edwards, PhDAdjunct Associate
Ewan K. Cobran, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Denise Dickinson, MPHAdjunct
Robert Flewelling, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Kristie Foley, PhDAdjunct Associate
Vangie Foshee, PhDAdjunct
Robert Foss, PhDAdjunct
Elizabeth French, MAAdjunct
Susan Gaylord, PhDAdjunct Associate
Jennifer Gierisch, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Lisa Gilbert, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Bernard Glassman, MAAdjunct
Moses Goldmon, EdDAdjunct Assistant
Adam Goldstein, MD, MPHAdjunct
Susan Haws, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Sally Herndon, MPHAdjunct
Jim Herrington, PhDAdjunct
Linda Kinsinger, MDAdjunct Associate
Kathryn Lancaster, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Megan Lewis, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Kathleen MacQueen, PhDAdjunct Assistant
David McCoy, JDAdjunct Assistant Professor
Meg Molloy, DrPHAdjunct Assistant
Ingrid H. Morris, MPHAdjunct
Allison Myers, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Melva Fager Okun, DrPHAdjunct Assistant
Allison Pack, PhDAdjunct
Robert Pleasants, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Kathryn I. Pollak, PhDAdjunct Associate
Patsy Polston, PhDAdjunct
Tonia Poteat, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Wizdom Powell, PhDAdjunct Associate
Scott Rhodes, PhDAdjunct Associate
Christopher L. Ringwalt, DrPHAdjunct
LaHoma Smith Romocki, PhDAdjunct Associate
Cherie Rosemond, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Carol Runyan, PhDAdjunct
English Sall, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Michael D. Schulman, PhDAdjunct
Paschal Sheeran, PhDAdjunct
Arjumand Siddiqi, ScDAdjunct Assistant
Celette Sugg Skinner, PhDAdjunct Associate
Jason Smith, PhDAdjunct Associate
Paige Hall Smith, PhDAdjunct Associate
Sandra Soto, PhDAdjunct Assistant
Brian Southwell, PhDAdjunct Associate
Elizabeth Stern, MPHAdjunct
Karen Strazza, MPHAdjunct
Deborah Stroman, PhD, CLUAdjunct Associate
Katherine Turner, MPHAdjunct
Gina Upchurch, MPHAdjunct
Amy Vincus, MPHAdjunct;
Maihan Vu, DrPHAdjunct Assistant
Anna Waller, ScDAdjunct
Karen Webb, MEdAdjunct
Godfrey Woelk, PhDAdjunct Associate
Michael Yonas, DrPHAdjunct Associate;

Emeritus Faculty

Karl BaumanProfessor Emeritus
J. Michael BowlingProfessor
Robert DeVellis, PhDProfessor
Brenda DeVellisProfessor Emeritus
Jo Anne Earp, ScDProfessor
Susan Ennett, PhDProfessor
John W. HatchProfessor Emeritus
Ethel J. JacksonProfessor Emeritus
Elizabeth MutranProfessor Emeritus
Carol Runyan, PhDProfessor
Allan StecklerProfessor Emeritus

Administrative Staff

Amorelle CrossleyGrants
Paula Lauren HarwickAcademic Program Support
Darlene LawsAssistant to Department
Debra LittlejohnGrant
Latasha Mingo, MBAAssistant Department Chair for
Katia WoolfAdministrative Support
Allan Ochieng YaraAccounting

Research Staff

Susan Alton DaileyProject
James Emery, MPHResearch
Robert J. Letourneau, MPHResearch
Samantha Luu, MPHAssociate Director, UNC-CH Peer Support Core, Department of Health
Yao (Patrick) Tang, MPHProgram Manager, Peers for

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Claire Bosire Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jacquelyne Gaddy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brigid Grabert Postdoctoral Research Associate
Amanda Kong Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jacob Stein Postdoctoral Research Associate
Deshira Wallace Postdoctoral Research Associate