Dean's Office

Dean Barbara K. Rimer

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive
919-966-3215
brimer@unc.edu

  • Leads and guides School operations and activities, including research, academic programs, accreditation, service and outreach, fundraising, and planning and evaluation
  • Responsible for annual budget submission and other critical activities
  • Oversees hiring of new chairs, mentoring and chairs’ reviews
  • Encourages and facilitates institutional collaborations
  • Member of the Provost’s Deans’ Council
  • Champions and represents the School around the University, state and world
  • Currently, also chair of President’s Cancer Panel
  • Read Dean Rimer’s Blog, “Monday Morning”, here

Todd Nicolet, PhD
Vice Dean
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive
919-843-8099
todd_nicolet@unc.edu

  • Oversees Strategic Planning
  • Provides leadership to key efforts affecting many parts of the School
  • Oversees selected SPH units (Business and Finance, Global Health Solutions, Human Resources, Instructional and Information Systems, NC Institute for Public Health and Strategic Analysis, and Business Intelligence)
  • Represents the dean and the Gillings School on various internal and external committees

Kauline Cipriani, PhD
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
266 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-843-0038
cipriank@unc.edu

  • Propose and lead inclusive excellence initiatives
  • Provide guidance to Gillings School leaders and communicate best practices
  • Identify, coalesce and manage diversity resources and coordinate educational and training opportunities
  • Develop metrics to assess progress toward inclusive excellence goals
  • Serve as the Gillings School Diversity Liaison

Elizabeth French, MA
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
138 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive
919-966-9208
eafrench@unc.edu

  • Works across School to help plan, guide, implement and communicate major initiatives, collaborations and partnerships that transcend academic and administrative units (e.g. Global Health Solutions, CEPH, diversity, inclusive excellence)
  • Manages programs and coordinates new initiatives, including SPH2020, the Gillings School’s strategic plan. Plays key role on new SPH2020 task forces.
  • Facilitates committee management and nominations of SPH faculty and staff for key University and School-wide awards, such as distinguished professorships as well as from other organizations (e.g. ASPPH).
  • Develops agendas for key leadership groups including Dean’s Council
  • Member, Dean’s Council, Coordination Group, Operations Committee, Practice Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Angelica Figueroa
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-843-0908
a.figueroa@unc.edu

  • Provides calendar support for the dean
  • Manages Dean’s Office daily operations
  • Addresses general queries for Dean’s Office
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Dean’s Office committees and high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Pamela Lee, MA
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
269B Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-4477
pjlee@email.unc.edu

  • Coordinate and manage large scale, data-driven higher education projects, including planning and background research for key activities

Taylor Elliott
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-445-0878
tayell@email.unc.edu

  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Provides calendar support for vice dean
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Manages scheduling of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Issues Dean’s Office visitor parking passes
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Benita Ramsey
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-3215
blramsey@email.unc.edu

  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Provides calendar support for senior associate dean for academic and student affairs
  • Coordinates and supports activities related to Schoolwide events and various committee
  • Manages scheduling of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team

Lisa Warren
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400
919-966-3215
lcwarren@email.unc.edu

  • Provides editorial support on School documents, webpages, brochures and other materials
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities of the Coordination Group, and other committees
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team