Making transformative discoveries

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

The Gillings School of Global Public Health is improving public health, promoting individual well-being and eliminating health inequities across North Carolina and around the world. By bridging the gap between academic research and practical public health solutions, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers are anticipating threats and accelerating solutions that can save lives.

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As Carolina celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, we’ll spotlight the ways the University is preparing our students to thrive in a dynamic society and how it is opening the doors for great minds to make transformative discoveries. Throughout the year, we’ll profile academic units, hear from deans and learn about programs that set Carolina apart from other universities.

225 Years.

By the numbers

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

  • No. 1public school of public health for NIH funding
  • 100NC counties reached by Gillings students and faculty
  • No. 1public school of public health in the United States (No. 2 overall)
  • 82countries around the world have benefited from research and scholarship conducted by the school
  • 99%of graduates secure jobs within a year or continue their education after earning their degrees

We are committed to outstanding teaching, research, scholarship and practice, and to bridging the gap between academic research and practical public health solutions.

Barbara K. Rimer, dean and professor

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Barbara Rimer

Impactful research