The work of Gillings School committees and councils is guided by our vision, driven by our mission, in keeping with our values and supportive of our goals. (See Gillings Guiding Statements.) The lists below incorporate links to pages for current schoolwide standing and ad hoc committees. Questions? Contact Rhesia Lewis, assistant director of Dean’s Office operations.

Standing Committees

Standing committees, councils or boards exist as an ongoing part of the School’s organizational structure to fulfill purposes that are not time-limited in nature. Schoolwide standing committees may contain within them standing and/or ad hoc subcommittees or work groups.

Academic Programs Committee (APC)

The Academic Programs Committee (APC) has schoolwide responsibility for academic standards and policies and acts as a liaison between the Gillings School, the UNC Graduate School and the UNC Office of Undergraduate Curricula. The Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs chairs the committee, and representatives from each department are selected by the chair of that department in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean. Additionally, staff members from Academic and Student Affairs serve on the committee.

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Accounting Group

Led by the associate dean for finance, the accounting group addresses accounting processes and procedures.

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Admissions Committees

BSPH Admissions Committees:
There is a separate admissions committee for each BSPH major – biostatistics, environmental health sciences, health policy and management, and nutrition -- as each major has differing admissions criteria. BSPH Admissions Committees are made up of BSPH program leads and key faculty within the home departments (BIOS, ESE, HPM, NUTR).

MPH Program Admissions Committees:
There is a separate admissions committee for each MPH concentration, including year-round admissions for online MPH@UNC program concentrations.

Other Master’s Program Admissions Committees:
For the MHA, MS, MSCR, MSEE and MSPH degree programs, admissions committees are made up of faculty in the home department, selected by the department chair. Doctoral Admissions Committees in each department are made up of faculty committee members selected by the department chair.

Advisory Council (external)

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's Advisory Council features a team of distinguished leaders, executives and friends from across North Carolina and the United States who provide strategic input to the leadership of the Gillings School. The Council is facilitated through Gillings Advancement.

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Alumni Association Advisory Board (external)

The Alumni Association Advisory Board is made up of dedicated alumni who serve as ambassadors for the Gillings School.

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Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT) Committee

The APT Committee meets regularly, on a monthly basis to review appointment, reappointment or promotion actions that meet the criteria necessitating an assessment, as outlined in the APT Manual. Members of the APT Committee represent various academic disciplines within the School and are appointed by the dean for three-year terms.

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BSPH Council

The BSPH Council oversees each of Gillings’ four BSPH programs. Members of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs liaison with the group.

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Business Managers Committee

The Business Managers Committee is led by the associate dean for finance to address departmental budgeting matters.

Chairs Committee

The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Chairs Committee consists of department chairs and the dean, vice dean, senior associate dean for academic and student affairs and associate dean for research.

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Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee

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.

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Dean’s Council

The Dean’s Council is broadly representative of academic and administrative leadership of the Gillings School and includes: the dean; department chairs, the vice dean; all assistant and associate deans; directors of programs and units that serve all parts of the Gillings School; and representatives of student government and the Minority Student Caucus.

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Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee includes key academic and administrative leaders who can guide development of Gillings Evaluation Plan and are responsible for reviewing data and implementing CQI for areas they lead.

Faculty Advisory Council (FAC)

The Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) will provide a structure and mechanism for the dean to reach out to faculty representatives from across Gillings for advice on emerging issues. This council will also provide Gillings faculty with a structure and mechanism to share with the dean insights and counsel on issues they face as faculty (rather than, for example, department-specific issues).

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Inclusive Excellence Council

The Inclusive Excellence Council (IEC), was established in Fall 2019 to address recruitment, retention, success and satisfaction of the very best faculty, staff and students within the context of public health education. The Council is comprised of faculty, staff and students from across the School.

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MPH Steering Committee

The MPH Steering Committee is a consensus development, decision-making governing body that ensures completion of key tasks that relate to our meeting/exceeding all CEPH requirements for the MPH degree.

Greg Bocchino bocchino@email.unc.edu

Elizabeth Chen lizcchen@unc.edu

Jacey Dullum jaceyhd@unc.edu

Jonathan Earnest earnestj@email.unc.edu

Cindy Feltner cindy_feltner@med.unc.edu

Erin Henesy ehen@unc.edu

Gemma Herrera ggherrer@unc.edu

Amanda Holliday amanda_holliday@unc.edu

Meg Landfried landfried@unc.edu

Laura Linnan linnan@email.unc.edu

Aimee McHale ammchale@email.unc.edu

Cassie Nakamoto cnaka@email.unc.edu

Kavita Ongechi singhk@email.unc.edu

Dana Rice danarice@unc.edu

Aaron Salzberg salzbergaa@unc.edu

Todd Schwartz tschwart@email.unc.edu

Romina Soudavari Romina_Soudavari@med.unc.edu

John Sugg johnsugg@unc.edu

Sarah Thach sbthach@email.unc.edu

Luis Torres Torija Arguelles luistta@unc.edu

Karla Townley-Tilson kttilson@unc.edu

Kimberly Truesdale Kim_Truesdale@unc.edu

Adia Ware aware@unc.edu

John Wiesman wiesman@email.unc.edu

Courtney Woods cgwoods@email.unc.edu

Minzhi Xing Minzhi.Xing@unc.edu

Karin Yeatts kyeatts@email.unc.edu

Ciara Zachary zciara@email.unc.edu

Baiming Zou bzou@email.unc.edu

Practice Advisory Committee (external)

The Gillings School’s Practice Advisory Committee was established in 2016 and has consisted of experienced leaders from public health, as well as those in public and private enterprises with relevance to public health. The committee aims to convene quarterly and focuses on strengthening the School’s connections to practice to better address the challenges faced in improving the health of North Carolinians and beyond.

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Practice Coordinating Committee (PCC)

Faculty and staff representatives from each academic unit, NCIPH and key CAUs; student representatives from Student Government; Minority Student Caucus; and Student Global Health Committee.

Public Health Foundation Board (external)

The Public Health Foundation Board is primarily composed of alumni selected on a basis their high-level of engagement with the Gillings School. It is facilitated through Gillings Advancement.

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Research Council

The Research Council plans strategic research initiatives and revenue strategies; develops early‐career faculty; enhances the connection of research to training, teaching, service; advises on research goals, objectives and metrics; conducts grant review processes for Gillings Innovation Labs and limited‐submission opportunities; serves as a sounding board for the formulation of large research proposals; serves as “audience” for practice pitches and other strategic presentations; and provides feedback on new research information systems, communication tactics and other research tools. The Council is co-led by the associate dean for research and senior director for research, and includes one faculty member from each Gillings department.

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Staff Advisory Council (SAC)

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will provide a structure and mechanism for the Vice Dean to reach out to staff representatives from across Gillings for advice on emerging issues. This council will also provide Gillings staff with a structure and mechanism to share with the Vice Dean insights and counsel on issues they face as staff.

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WRAP - Bi-weekly Review and Planning

The Weekly Review, Assessment and Planning (WRAP) Team serves as an advisory group in support of the dean and vice dean on matters related to academics, operations, communications and facilities, to name a few. Led by the vice dean, the team meets bi-weekly.

Ad Hoc Committees

Ad hoc committees typically are:

  • Task forces or other committees created by School leadership (e.g., the dean) to address specific projects that bridge multiple standing committees, councils, departments and topics; they are disbanded upon completion of their work.
  • Work groups created by a standing committee/council with an end in mind to accomplish a specific project as part of that committee/council. They disband when the work is complete.

Gillings School Faculty Workload Committee

Gillings Strategic Plan Task Force

Inclusive Excellence (IE) Strategic Plan Task Force

Practice Strategic Plan Task Force

Research Strategic Plan Task Force

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