Tomorrow's solutions today

At the Gillings School, we are impatient for change that improves public health. Our research strengths focus on urgent challenges to generate tomorrow’s solutions today. Our researchers provide 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.


Research at Gillings

1+ Billion

In research dollars since 2016
($192M in FY 2021)

NIH Ranking

Top Public School of Public Health for NIH funding

Local is Global

Conduct research, education and/or practice in all 100 counties in N.C., 47 countries and 5 continents

Our strategic investment priorities for research are:

  • Health Equity
  • Air, Water and Climate Resilience
  • Infectious Diseases and Pandemics
  • Chronic Diseases, particularly Cancer, Cardiovascular and Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Machine Learning, Systems Data Science, and Precision Health
  • Implementation and Improvement Science, Evaluation and Practice

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