Tomorrow's solutions today
At the Gillings School, we are impatient for change that improves public health. Our researchers focus on urgent challenges to generate tomorrow’s solutions today. Their work provides teaching and training opportunities for students while catalyzing a collaborative, creative environment for the world’s top scientists to discover, test and implement solutions to health threats and problems.
During 2017, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development funded more research dollars to UNC Gillings principal investigators than any other NIH institute.Learn More
Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 "Highly Cited Researchers" lists the research authors whose work, published between 2005 and 2015, has significantly influenced others in their fields. The 2017 list includes 20 UNC-Chapel Hill researchers.Learn More
We are a leader in the field of implementation science.Learn More
Our nation is facing an unprecedented epidemic of prescription and non-prescription opioid overdose. Solutions to this crisis will require collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of researchers.Learn More
We are the number one public school of public health for NIH funding.Learn More
Always growing our funding
Learn more about what these research dollars support: expertise in almost every area of public health imaginable.
External Research Funding
The strength of the research enterprise at UNC Gillings is underpinned by both a $50 million gift given by Dennis and Joan Gillings in 2007 and an outstanding record of competing for externally sponsored grants and contracts. Our principle investigators received $193.7 million in external funding last year, bringing our total to $1.05 billion since FY13.