Academic Affairs advances the School’s mission through academic programming, faculty development and promotion and student affairs excellence.

Welcome to Academic Affairs

Our Purpose

At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, we know that health care leaders need a variety of skills and knowledge to be prepared for new developments that lie ahead. That is why Academic Affairs is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all of the School’s academic activities. We strive to ensure that our public health training exceeds the changing education needs of a 21st-century world with a high standard of rigor, quality and integrity.

Academic Affairs is responsible for leading the academic vision, advancing faculty promotion and development and contributing to students achieving successful learning outcomes at the School. We connect the teaching, research and learning missions of the School.

Our Academic Affairs staff works closely with faculty across the School to develop and deliver leading-edge, high-quality and rigorous academic programs and learning experiences to certificate and degree-seeking students as they progress from admission to graduation. Academic Affairs also works closely with Student Affairs to ensure students have curriculum and resources that support student academic, professional and social success.

Academic Affairs Highlight

The Gillings MPH Core was recently honored with the 2020 Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum (Honorable Mention).

Congratulations to the many faculty who have had a role in planning, designing or implementing the Core since beginning the process in 2015!

Our Focus Areas