The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health COI Committee seeks to identify and manage, reduce, or eliminate conflicts of interest that arise out of research and entrepreneurial endeavors related to our investigator’s many institutional activities for the purpose of preserving transparency, fostering independent decision-making, protecting research subjects, and ensuring integrity of the educational experience.

UNC has updated its Financial Conflict of Interest Policy to comply with a regulation announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In order to comply with the regulation, all UNC researchers (faculty, students, and staff) are required to complete a short training exercise on the new policy. Take the training online.


Sian Curtis, Professor
(919) 445-0434

Joy Bryde, Conflict of Interest Officer
(919) 843-5328

Kari North, Associate Dean for Research
(919) 966-9800

Alexia Kelley, Assistant Dean for Research
(919) 966-0123

Useful Links

University Conflict of Interest Program

AIR System

COI Travel Disclosure Decision Tree

Committee Roster (2023-2024)


Sian Curtis, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health

Alexia Kelley, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research

SPH Members

Noel Brewer, PhD
Gillings Distinguished Professor in Public Health, Health Behavior

Kyle Burger, PhDProfessor, Nutrition

Kevin Anstrom, PhD, MS
Professor, Biostatistics

Valerie Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management

David Weber, MD
Professor, Epidemiology

John Staley, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Ex-Officio Members

Joy Bryde, MSW
Conflict of Interest Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill

Andy Olshan, PhD
Interim Associate Dean of Research, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Tiffany Farina, CRA, CFRA
Associate Dean for Finance and Business, Gillings School of Global Public Health


135 Dauer Drive
104 Rosenau Hall, CB #7415
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7415
(919) 843-3945