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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Ashleigh Henry
Environment

Environmental Factors and Human Health

Chancellor’s Science Scholar is researching the intersection between the environment and human health

Research

A One-Stop Shop

“Carolina is literally a lab-bench-to-bedside one-stop shop.”

Sign outside of UNC Gillings.
Research

An Unprecedented Study

Ensuring vulnerable populations are not overlooked.

Body Mass Index CHart
Research

Connection Between Health Crises

Obesity linked with higher risk for COVID-19 complications

Volunteers delivering food in a drive-through line.
Community

Creating a One-Stop Food Hub

Connecting communities with access to local food during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health

The Inaugural Graduates

The first cohort of M.P.H. graduates from the program in Asheville