Dean Barbara K. Rimer (Photo by Brian Strickland)

Dean Barbara K. Rimer (Photo by Brian Strickland)

From the Dean

Welcome to the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the top public school of public health. Our mission is to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world. We anticipate threats to the public’s health and accelerate solutions. We’re committed to excellence in all we do – and to keeping our students at the center. Read more.

Impact and Initiatives

See how our students and faculty are improving public health across the globe and in our backyard.


Our faculty members are some of the most talented teachers, researchers and scholars anywhere in the world, and they are leading the way in public health. They are accessible, committed to students and passionate about the work they do. They publish groundbreaking new research and advise governments, companies and NGOs around the world.


The Gillings School is home to about 1,600 diverse, creative and dedicated students, practical idealists who want to change the world for the better. They work closely with faculty, peers and practitioners forming bonds that help them grow as students and future public health professionals. The School’s curriculum balances classroom education with real-world experience, preparing students to tackle the toughest public health challenges facing North Carolina and the world.

Stay Connected

Keep up with everything happening at the Gillings School of Global Public Health by following us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, and don’t forget to read Dean Barbara K. Rimer’s blog, Monday Morning.

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