Research, Innovation and Global Solutions Team

We provide guidance and support in the areas of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Global Health. We also manage and provide support for several UNC Gillings programs and initiatives, including programs funded by the Gillings Gift.

Managing Director and Office Support

Julie MacMillan Managing Director

Elisia Black Administrative Assistant


Research and Innovation

Penny Gordon-Larsen Associate Dean for Research
Office Hours

Alexia Kelley Senior Director of Research

Anne Cabell Associate Director for Research and Innovation

Global Health

Dr. Suzanne Maman

Suzanne Maman Associate Dean for Global Health

Naya Villarreal Gillings Global Health Associate Director

Gillings Experts in Residence

Leah Devlin Practitioner in Residence

Don Holzworth Entrepreneur in Residence

Sheila Leatherman Gillings Global Advisor

Office Hours for Penny Gordon-Larsen

Monday mornings 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. is open for booking time

- Feel free to book time to discuss any research or career related discussion, including finding collaborators, mentoring, review of Aims, research pitches, etc.

- You are also welcome to email your Aims Page or ideas for review and/or questions: