Gillings Visiting Professorships


Sheila Leatherman, MSW
Research Professor of health policy and management

Leatherman, who evaluates and analyzes health care systems around the globe, will have support to work on microfinance and public health partnerships and capabilities for the School.




Dr. Thomas Ricketts
Professor of health policy and management

Ricketts will be working with researchers in France to develop a new school of public health. In the process, he will explore research and teaching opportunities for UNC faculty and students.




Dr. Jim Merchant
Former dean and professor of occupational and environmental health,

University of Iowa’s College of Public Health



Merchant, whose appointment is in environmental sciences and engineering, will work across the School as an adviser on leadership, rural health and injury prevention strategies. He also will work with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health to enhance integration of public health practice, instruction, and research.


Last modified: 01/19/21