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 four thematic goals: deliver proven solutions faster; promote health, prevent disease and improve care for all; invest in bringing about healthy people and a healthy planet; and harness big data for health and well-being.

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Funding Priorities

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Global Impact

Discovering Solutions to Emerging Infectious Diseases

Globalization — including increased air travel, international trade, urbanization and environmental changes — open the world’s population to outbreaks of old communicable diseases and emerging new ones.

Faculty Support

Assuring Healthier Families

UNC WHO Collaborating Center is part of an international effort aimed at saving millions of lives within the next 15 years.

Global Impact

Saving lives starts here and now

“This is a moment like no other."

Research

An Eagle among Tar Heels

“… this program gave me the opportunity to learn and understand the mechanics of the human body…”

Alumni

What’s in Your Water?

“Responding to public health crises in our own country is very important…”

Faculty Support

The Fourth Trimester

“What if all children had an optimal chance to grow…