UNC Gillings School of Global
Public Health

From its founding in 1940 as the first public school of public health, what is now known as the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has dedicated itself to improving health across North Carolina, in all 100 counties, and around the world, in more than 80 countries.

We are proud to be the top-ranked public school of public health in the U.S. As a public institution funded in part by public funds, enhanced by generous donors, we are committed to 3 goals: preparing future leaders, accelerating faculty impact and delivering proven solutions faster.

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Funding Priorities

Listen to Well Said: The 1918 Flu

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A screenshot of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Humanitarian Health fellows and volunteers.
Global Impact

Students on the Frontlines of Humanitarian Health

The Humanitarian Health Initiative leverages Carolina's global health expertise in support of humanitarian efforts around the world.

Patients walk into the University of Zambia School of Medicine Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.
Global Impact

A new device for saving lives

UNC-Chapel Hill and University of Zambia researchers are tackling global maternal and child health issues while providing quality services to women and children in Zambia.

Researcher
Research

Tracking a Virus Villain

Federal funding is supporting vital research by Carolina scientists.

Joe Brown poses in the foreground of a lab.
Environment

A Human Right

Investigating the link between gut infections and poor infrastructure in underserved rural communities in the U.S. South

Environment

What is ‘safe’ sanitation?

Early results from a UNC Water Institute study are upending much of what we thought we knew about safe sanitation practices.

Dr. Characklis teaching students
Environment

The 3 E’s: Environment, Economics and Engineering

Researching the intersection of environment, economics and engineering