Committed to equity

At the Gillings School, diversity and inclusion mean we welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives. By cultivating inclusion within the School, we better prepare our students, faculty, and staff for the diverse world that awaits them. A globally-interconnected world needs culturally competent people to serve as its leaders. Diversity and inclusion are assets that contribute to our excellence.

At the Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity and inclusion are infused into our:

  • Research priorities, courses, curricula and programs;
  • Student organizations and activities;
  • Community and organizational partnerships; and
  • Efforts to recruit and support excellent students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

We are:


Diversity and inclusion are central to our mission to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world.


At the Gillings School, we train a diverse group of dedicated students to become world-class leaders and researchers who fight health disparities.


Inclusive excellence at our School looks like: respectful, welcoming classroom environments for all; colleagues from a multitude of backgrounds; and diversity outreach to the next generation of public health leaders.

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