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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Pioneering A Solution To Water Scarcity

What if nanotechnology could be used to extract minerals from water so effectively that mining became obsolete?

Carolina 225

A Mentor For Life

Gary Koch, Ph.D., has made a profound impact on Carolina.

Faculty Support

Good Bowls

Public service never tasted so good...


Leading the Fight of Emerging Diseases

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

Global Impact

A forum for the issues that move you

"People believe that the answers are simplistic, and they're not."


A Better Bassinet For Healthier Families

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