We strengthen the skills and capacity of public health professionals through education, training and professional development services and programs.

As part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, NCIPH serves as a bridge between academia and partners in community organizations and government agencies. NCIPH is part of the School’s longstanding history of delivering training to public health practitioners in North Carolina, the region and the nation.

At NCIPH, we value our role in shaping the professional education and leadership development of the local, state and national public health workforce. We align ourselves with the stated values of UNC Gillings to ensure we train and develop public health professionals within a climate that is intentionally diverse and inclusive. We are committed to fostering a learning environment that centers  sustained equity and inclusion and which prepares our program participants to better partner with and meet the needs of the diverse communities they serve.  

Training Resources

UNC Gillings Workforce Development Programs

Training and Professional Development Services

Team Members

Danielle Butts, MS
Online Learning Specialist

Robin Gault-Winton, MSW
Training Developer

Shelley Hoekstra, MPH
Training Associate

Ki’Yonna Jones, MBA, MHA
Senior Training Associate

Julia Kimmel
Communications Specialist

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Faith McHale
Operations Specialist

Dr. Stephen N. Orton
Steve Orton, PhD
Senior Fellow, Public Health Leadership

Jenny Palmer, MA
Course Coordinator

Lori Rhew, MA
Senior Training Associate

Cherelle Whitfield
Lead Event Planner

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Director, Workforce Training and Education
(919) 966-4085

Ready to work with us? Contact Rachel Wilfert, Director of Workforce Training and Education

If you have questions about a particular program or need assistance with registration, please email nciph@unc.edu.