Dr. Barbara K. Rimer

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH

Congratulations! You were accepted to the top public school of public health. You’re special! We are a very selective school. That you were accepted here means we are confident that you can succeed here.

Students love Chapel Hill; it is a great place to live. Like our School, the town offers an accessible, warm, welcoming community. I hope you’ll enroll at Gillings.

If you join us, you will work with some of the finest students, faculty and staff anywhere in a School known for its collegiality and collaborative environment. You can be a leader in the SPH and serve on key committees, including the School’s Dean’s Council. You can lead student organizations, community organizations or sometimes, create your own. One of our student organizations leads the longest running, largest minority health conference in the country.

We’re all across North Carolina and in over 80 countries around the world. See our map to learn more about where we are in the world. Students also benefit from many resources in the Research Triangle area, including our close relationships with organizations like IntraHealth International, FHI 360, Quintiles and RTI.

These relationships help in getting jobs later. 96% percent of our students either have jobs in their fields or are continuing their education six months after graduation.

Thank you for applying here. We want to help you decide what’s right for you. For questions about your program, contact your department’s students services manager. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Charletta Sims-Evans, assistant dean for student affairs; Greg Bocchino, director of student services; the student services manager in your department, or email me at brimer@unc.edu.

We hope you will pick UNC, but there are many good schools of public health. Wherever you go, best wishes for a healthy life and a wonderful career in public health. The world needs you!


Barbara K. Rimer

Blog: Monday Morning