Change agents wanted
The Gillings School's Public Health Leadership Program is home to Master of Public Health concentrations in Leadership in Practice, Population Health for Clinicians and Place-Based Health. We also co-lead the Global Health concentration and graduate-level online certificates.
Learn more about our programs.
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.
Manish Kumar was Invited to join the Africa CDC Task Force on Health Information Exchange Systems.Read More.
Andrew Herrera has been named a health care hero by Triangle Business Journal.Read More.
Paula Brown Stafford will be the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Symposium. The Symposium will be held at the Gillings School on January 31, 2020.Read More about the Event.
Nicholas Lenze was selected as a 2020 Horizon Award recipient.Read More.
First-year MPH student Laura Ann Johansen (left) and 2019 graduate Victoria Pless (right) stand in front of one of three posters that they presented at this year's APHA Conference. Both worked on the America’s Health Rankings Project with Director Anna Schenck.Read More about the Conference.
Samantha Meltzer-Brody MD, MPH, an alumna of the Health Care and Prevention track, was promoted to the Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor & Chair for the UNC Department of Psychiatry in October 2019.Read More.
Jessica Johnson (second from left) recently presented at the NCPHA Fall Conference. Jessica presented her findings from research that aimed to determine reasons for the underutilization of progesterone injection which has been shown to help reduce preterm births. Jessica also received the Academic Practice Based Research Speed Round – Student Award.Read 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.