Our Mission

The Minority Student Caucus (MSC) advocates for issues of concern to students of color in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and promotes research and programs aimed at addressing public health issues that affect people of color. Membership is open to all students of color in the School and anyone else who is interested in supporting the Caucus’ mission.

History and Aims

The Minority Student Caucus consists of all students of color in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health who wish to join. The Caucus was founded in the early 1970s as a vehicle for bringing the concerns of minority students to the attention of the School’s administration and for working to attract more students of color to the School. The Caucus founded the Minority Health Conference (MHC) in 1977 and has conducted it annually since then. The Caucus works with the school administration to advocate for the needs of students of color and MSC representatives currently serve on the SPH Student Government, the Dean’s Council, the SPH Alumni Association and other committees throughout the Gillings School.

Spring 2019 Events

40th Annual Minority Health Conference
Friday, February 22, 2019
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

*Stay tuned for updates*


General Body Meetings

*Stay tuned for meeting information*

2018-2019 Elected Officers

Minority Student Caucus Co-Presidents
Anshula Nathan (Public Health Leadership) Brooke Staley (Epidemiology)
Minority Health Conference Co-Chairs
Khadija Jahfiya (Health Policy & Management) Afsaneh Mortazavi (Health Behavior)
MinorityHealthConference@unc.edu mhc.chairs@gmail.com
Taking Responsibility for Increasing Access and Diversity (TRIAD) Chair
Education and Community Action Chair

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