Latest Alumni News


Zachary Kerr – Finding support for himself and his skills at the NCAA

Kerr is director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance Program at the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention. Read more…


Allen Wilcox – Selected as finalist for Service to America Medal

A senior investigator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Wilcox has spent nearly 40 years conducting groundbreaking human reproduction research that has advanced understanding of fertility and pregnancy. Read more…


Kimberly Morland – Local Food Environment: Food Access in America

Edited by:
Kimberly Morland, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Professor
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
New York, NY 10029

This book examines the complex nature of food delivery systems with a focus on the historical and political trends that have shaped them over time. It presents the empirical evidence demonstrating disparities in access to healthy affordable foods across the United States and how these disparities may explain food consumption patterns for some Americans as well as increased potential risks for diet-related illness.

Book link


UNC Annual Epidemiologic Methods Workshop, October 9-10, 2014

Click the link to go to the Workshop site.

Workshop site link


Dwight (D.J.) McFadden III, MD, MPH (MPH 1997) is working on containing the measles outbreak in Holmes County, Ohio where he is health commissioner.

Amish say their measles was misdiagnosed at Holmes County hospital. Read more…

EPID alumnus working to prevent spread of measles in Ohio. Read more…

Measles Outbreak Complicates 2 Big Amish Events. Read more…


Suzanne E. Landis, MD, MPH (MPH 1986)

Selected for “Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health” for her project “Enhanced primary care in a retirement community”. Read more…

Suzanne was also nominated by Congressman Charles Taylor as a “local legend” on the National Library of Medicine website. Read more…

She founded Project Access of the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS), which held a Suzanne Landis’ Birthday Gala in 2012 to benefit. Read more…

Also, see her 2002 Career Goals, Table of Accomplishments, and Reflective Statement, contributed as portfolio examples for the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit (Diane Calleson et al., ”Advancing the Scholarship of Public Health Practice: A faculty toolkit for developing strong portfolios for promotion and tenure”, APHA 2004).
Career Goals
Reflective Statement
Table of Accomplishments
(Adam Goldstein also contributed, plus several other UNC faculty/alumni)


Suzanne Meredith Gilboa, PhD (PhD 2005)

EPID alumna Gilboa wins prize at George Washington University. Read more…