Diversity and Inclusion

At the Gillings School, diversity and inclusion mean we welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives. By cultivating inclusion within the School, we better prepare our students, faculty and staff for the diverse world that awaits them. A globally-interconnected world needs culturally competent people to serve as its leaders. Diversity and inclusion are assets that contribute to our excellence.

PHLP logo reads UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Public Health Leadership Program

Our Mission

The Public Health Leadership Program’s mission is to create public health leaders with the vision and ability to anticipate and solve future health challenges wherever they occur throughout the world.

Our History

Dr. Michel Ibrahim

Dr. Michel Ibrahim

In fall 1989, the School’s dean, then Michel Ibrahim, MD, appointed a faculty task force to propose a structure — one not allied with department affiliation, but based on discipline training — that would capitalize upon the School’s academic resources and multidisciplinary expertise. Ibrahim’s challenge was to assure sustainability of department initiatives that faced financial constraints.

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) was founded in 1997 as an interdisciplinary academic program at the Gillings School. Growing out of a schoolwide initiative called the Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Practice and Leadership, PHLP was designed to provide public health professionals with leadership education to meet the challenges inherent in assuring and improving population health.

Contact Information

The PHLP offices are located on the fourth floor of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

The PHLP offices are located on the fourth floor of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

Office of Student Affairs
Contact your academic coordinator.

Assistant to Director
Chantal Donaghy: donaghy@email.unc.edu, (919) 966-5285

(919) 966-5285

Mailing Address
Public Health Leadership Program
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
4104 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7469
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7469