front of The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Championing Public Health

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been addressing the world’s biggest challenges for more than 80 years.
Mike Kunz

RUNC: Mike Kunz

Mike Kunz unpacks the intricacies of rare plant species for conservation.
a boat in the Atlantic Ocean

21 Days at Sea

Junior Stephanie Caddell shares how three weeks on a research vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean changed her life.
Julianne Davis

RUNC: Julianne Davis

Julianne Davis studies how water, sediment, and the landscape influence one another.
Josh Himmelstein

Mucking in the Marshes

Josh Himmelstein is getting knee-deep in marshes to understand the effects of sea-level rise.
Jana Haddad

The Wave Whisperer

Jana Haddad uses physics to study how living shorelines affect ocean waves and could stem the tide of coastal erosion.
Anne Smiley

The Sediment Scientist

Anne Smiley maps coastal habitats and nitrogen levels to assess water quality and coastal ecosystem health, protecting communities hit by major storms.
Mark Ciesielski

Bringing Bivalves Back

Oysters have been dying off for the last century, and PhD candidate Mark Ciesielski wants to know why — and how to stop it.
Rick Luettich

The Coastal Engineer

Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events.
Jamillah Rodriguez

RUNC: Jamilläh Rodriguez

Jamilläh Rodriguez is fascinated by understudied and endangered languages.
Snigdha Chaturvedi

RUNC: Snigdha Chaturvedi

Snigdha Chaturvedi studies language that connects society and computers.
Colleen McCann

RUNC: Colleen McCann

Senior Colleen McCann studies proteins to diminish disease.