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

Listen to Well Said: The 1918 Flu

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Leading the Fight of Emerging Diseases

Making “one bug, one drug” a thing of the past


A Better Bassinet For Healthier Families

“We are excited to be making this medical device a reality.”


Redefining Sex Education In The 21st Century

"We had no idea if the students would talk to us..."

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."