Message from the Director
"The Public Health Leadership Program offers a customized curriculum to meet the demands of busy practitioners in public health and medical care."Read more from Dr. Schenck.
Congratulations to all of the awardees from this year's PHLP Award Ceremony!Learn More
Congratulations to Dana Rice, DrPH (third from the right) who received the 2018-2019 Teaching Innovation Award for PHLP. Thank you Dr. Rice for your strong dedication to teaching the next generation of public health leaders!Learn More
Tanvi Shah, a first year student in the Leadership in Practice concentration, stands with her painting from the pre-event for the 2019 Minority Health Conference.
Erika England (second from the left) stands with the Incident Management Team for Hurricane Florence. England works full-time as a biological safety specialist while pursuing her master's degree in the program.Learn More
Victoria Pless, a MPH student, stands by one of her posters at the 2018 APHA Conference in San Diego, CA.Learn More
Chantal Donaghy (right) was one of three recipients for the 2018 Staff Excellence Award.
The practicum experience is a staple of the MPH degree at UNC Gillings and enables students to use the skills that they have gained from their coursework.Learn More
Fall 2018 marks the first academic year for UNC Gilliings' partnership with UNC-Asheville.Learn More
A student from Project IMHOTEP gives her final presentation at the UNC Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium.Learn More
Recent graduate Julia Considine received a UNC Impact Award for her research with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).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.
The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) was founded in 1997 as an interdisciplinary academic program at UNC Gillings. Growing out of a school-wide 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.