An evening with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Clinical Scholars

UNC-Chapel Hill leads new program Last Saturday night, I had the honor and pleasure of welcoming some of the new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) clinical scholars to Chapel Hill for a one-week training program. The scholars are part of the Foundation’s next-generation leadership program, which, in this round, is… Read More

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

Celebrating our national championship basketball team and National Public Health Week

In the spirit of public health week, we offer a shout out for both basketball nets and safety nets. We love basketball in Chapel Hill. I love it! There’s nothing more exhilarating than watching the winning players make their ascent and take the game net apart, piece by piece. Despite… 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

Why I’m not on strike today

A Day Without A Woman Today, on International Women’s Day, some women across the country are on strike “to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.” The… Read More