Victoria Pless, a Leadership MPH student, stands by one of two posters that she presented at the 2018 APHA Conference in San Diego, CA. PHLP was well represented at this year's conference!
Chantal Donaghy (right) and Anna Schenck, PhD, are all smiles as they pose for a photo at the 2018 UNC Gillings Staff Excellence Award Ceremony. Chantal is one of three staff members recognized this year. Congratulations, Chantal, on a well-deserved award!
Aninda Sen, MBBS, (right) works on a project to assess the functionality of solar-powered water pumps in rural Malawi. Aninda is one of several students who have recently completed a practicum.Learn More
Dr. Travis Johnson (right), interim director of the Asheville MPH program, poses with Drs. Ameena Batada (left) and Amy Lanou, consultants and instructors in the program. This semester marks the first year of UNC Gilliings' partnership with UNC Asheville.Learn More
Alanna Manigault gives her final presentation at the UNC Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium. PHLP had the pleasure of hosting three undergraduate students through Project IMHOTEP, a public health internship for underrepresented minorities.Learn More
Congratulations to Vaughn Upshaw (right) who received a 2018 Teaching Innovation Award! This student-nominated award honors faculty members who inspire students and enhance learning experiences through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods.
Recent graduate Julia Considine received a UNC Impact Award for her research with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) which helped support N.C. schools with the implementation of Healthful Living Essential Standards.Learn More
What we do:
We work to prepare public health practitioners for leadership positions by developing population-level knowledge and skills with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Building upon their varied professional experience, students collaboratively learn to assess community health needs, develop innovative policies and programs and ensure that new systems are maintained and improved.
Our strengths include:
- Health politics and policy
- Health outcomes and models of care delivery
- Screening and harms of screening, including over-diagnosis
- Prevention and reduction of cardiovascular risks and disease
- Integration of primary care and public health
- Quality improvement
- Hazards and protection of health care workers
- Ethical issues in occupational health
- Public health systems and services research.