Category Archive: Government

Improvement requires introspection

Examining ourselves Every seven years, we are required to conduct a rigorous self-study and assess ourselves in relation to a set of criteria established by the accrediting body for public health, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The result of our self-examination is an almost 300-page report, provision… Read More

Evidence matters.

Navigating an evidence-free zone I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which the 2016 Presidential election changed the currency of evidence, including what counts and the value we place on evidence, particularly scientific evidence. As a person trained in the science of epidemiology, I studied how evidence is… Read More

President Trump’s executive order on refugees

Below is an updated version of a message sent Jan. 30 to the Gillings Community in response to President Trump’s executive order. We also held a reflection session for our students, faculty and staff to provide a no-judgment space for reflection, discussion and solidarity. To the Gillings School community –… Read More