Meet the Scholars
 The awards are made possible by the 2007 Gillings Gift to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Gillings Merit Scholarships are competitively awarded to a select group of incoming graduate students to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health each year in order to bring students with exceptional promise and potential to the School.

Current Scholars

  • Theo Beltran, Department of Epidemiology
  • Angela Bittner, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Covington Brown, Department of Nutrition
  • Jenny Bui, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Alexandra Cocco, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • David Gaviria, Department of Nutrition
  • Wei Yi Kong, Department of Health Behavior
  • Amanda Levinson, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Wenwen Mei, Department of Biostatistics
  • Caden Nixon, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Alexandra Reimold, Department of Health Behavior
  • Lauren Richardson, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Laura Schmiel, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Elizabet Simmons, Department of  Maternal and Child Health

Previous Scholars

Select the years below to meet previous Gillings Merit Scholars.

2018-2019
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2014-2015
2013 -2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
  • Enam Aidam, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Diana Allotey, Department of Nutrition
  • Deborah Baron, Department of Health Behavior
  • Sara Berney, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Stephanie Cleveland, Department of Environment Sciences and Engineering
  • Emilya Huseynova, Department of Epidemiology
  • Sian Lewis-Bevan, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Yiqing Qian, Department of Health Behavior
  • Elsa Sanabria, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Jake Thistle, Department of Epidemiology
  • Joshua Zeitlin, Department of Health Policy and Management

Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced

  • Yunwei Chen, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Holly Deng, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Katherine Dickson, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Shara Evans, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • William Green, Department of Nutrition
  • Mandy Horner, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Andrew  Koltun, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Amalia Lee, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Molly Remch, Department of Epidemiology
  • John Sperger, Department of Biostatistics
  • Sydney Hartsell , Public Health Leadership Program
  • Miriam Tardif-Douglin, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Aurore Victor, Department of Nutrition
  • Yuzhu Xia, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Belinda-Rose Young, Department of Health Behavior

Gillings Merit Scholars and Gillings Dissertation Awards announced

  • Marwa Elnagheeb, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Rose Ewald, Department of Nutrition
  • Erin Frey, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Herodes Guzman, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Gilson Honvoh, Department of Biostatistics
  • Rae-Anne Martinez, Department of Epidemiology
  • Christina Palazzo, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Audra Reiter, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Blythe Rhodes, Department of Health Behavior
  • Alex Sanchez, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Jen Stutsman, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Christine Walsh, Department of Health Behavior
  • Yiqing Wang, Department of Nutrition
  • Corinne Wiesner, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Anna Austin, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Shekinah Fashaw, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Ida Griesemer, Department of Health Behavior
  • Ruixue Hou, Department of Nutrition
  • Kathryn Magee, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Ronald Nemeyer, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Nidia Rodriguez Ormaza, Department of Epidemiology
  • Natalie Blackburn, Department of Health Behavior
  • Kaitlyn Phillips, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Anandita Pal, Department of Nutrition
  • Kristin Said, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Karen Setty, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Ilana Trumble, Department of Biostatistics
  • Kim Vuong, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Divya Ajay, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Arkopal Choudury, Department of Biostatistics
  • Margaret Gichane, Department of Health Behavior
  • Deen Gu, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Joie Hsu, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Madison LeCroy, Department of Nutrition
  • Courtney Luecking, Department of Nutrition
  • Brianna Fleming Meier, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Grace Onyebuchi, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Kathryn Starr, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Elizabeth Suarez, Department of Epidemiology
  • Tainayah Thomas, Department of Health Behavior
  • Martha Scott Tomlinson, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Sixteen students awarded Gillings Merit Scholarships

  • Nicole Bailey, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Caroline Carnevale, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • May Chen, Department of Health Behavior
  • Camille Grant, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Avner Halevy, Department of Biostatistics
  • Lorenzo Hopper, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Cristina Leos, Department of Health Behavior
  • Yemeng Lu, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Kathryn McKenney, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Erline Miller, Department of Epidemiology
  • Julian Oliver, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Omotomike (Tomi) Ogunwumiju, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Vishal Rao, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Jamaul Stephens, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Alberto Vargas, Department of Nutrition
  • Brittany L.White, Public Health Leadership Program

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

Gillings Merit Scholars selected for 2011

  • Marissa G. Hall, Department of Health Behavior
  • Lauren Mary Hill, Department of Health Behavior
  • Alexandre Lockhart, Department of Epidemiology
  • Autumn Locklear, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Wendy Marth, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Stephanie Mazzucca, Department of Nutrition
  • Makenzie  McIntosh, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Jennifer Neumann, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Scott Owens, Public Health Leadership Program
  • Molly Ruben, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Melissa Sanchez, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Valerie Smith, Department of Biostatistics
  • LeVelton Thomas, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Emma Tziomis, Department of Nutrition
  • Kerone Walker, Department of Health Policy and Management

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students