UNC Research Centers/Programs


AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

Carolina Population Center (CPC)

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD)

Center for Global Initiatives

Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 
A research center located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill focusing on population health issues. HPDP is committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina and the southeast through interdisciplinary research, teaching and public service. Particular emphasis is paid to the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.

Center for Health Statistics Research (CHSR)

Center on Minority Aging (CMA)

Collaborative StudiesCoordinating Center (CSCC)

Drinking Water Research Center (DWRC)

Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)

Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC)

Institute for the Environment

Institute on Aging (IOA)

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)

North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness – The overall mission of NCCPHP is to help prepare the public health workforce respond to bioterrorism and emerging health threats by: assessing the competency of the public health workforce in core public health skills and bioterrorism preparedness, facilitating training to meet the assessed needs and carrying out applied research on emerging health issues.

North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH)

North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Education & Research Center

North Carolina Program for Women’s Health Research

Office of Global Health

Program on Health Outcomes

Sheps Center for Health Services Research (SCHSR)

Thurston Arthritis Research Center

State Agencies


NC Dept of Environment and Natural Resources: Division of Enviornmental Health

NC Dept of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health

Research Agencies


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

CODA Surveys, Epidemiological and Evaluation Research

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Merck Research LabsNational Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Research Triangle Institute

World Health Organization (WHO)

Professional Organizations/Societies


American Association for Cancer Research

American Public Health Association

American Social Health Association

Society for Epidemiologic Research

Master’s Practicum


MPH and MSPH Practicum guidelines [PDF]

Related Links


Organizations & Agencies links

SAS and STATA Resources

Epidemiology Student Organization (ESO)

ESO Website.



Epidemiology Job Board at epidemiologic.org

(not affiliated with UNC Dept of Epidemiology)


UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health



Epidemiology Fellowship Board at epidemiologic.org

(not affiliated with UNC Dept of Epidemiology)


UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Internship Links


ATPM Public Health Internship Program – The ATPM Public Health Graduate Student Internship Program aims to enhance graduate students’ understanding of the public health system. ATPM Interns gain experience at federal, state, and local agencies or other public health organizations and are exposed to a variety of career options in public health. ATPM awards internship opportunities to preventive medicine students, residents, and full- or part-time graduate students enrolled in a public health or related graduate degree program at the Master’s level.


Marshfield Clinic Summer Research Internship in Epidemiology/Public Health – The primary goal of the internship is to provide a “hands on” research experience for students pursuing training in epidemiology, public health, nursing, social sciences, health promotion or related fields. The experience is targeted towards currently enrolled graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctorial degree.


Student Investigator Initiated Short Term Public Health Training Activities for Residents and Graduate Students – The Short-Term Training Activities in Public Health provide “hands-on” training experiences in Public Health Practice to preventive medicine residents, medical students and public health doctoral and graduate students. The training/research activities are to be completed within a maximum six month period.


Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research Catalog


The Cooper Institute Internship Program – Internship Program The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research has internship positions available for the spring, summer, and fall. Study tracks include the areas of Epidemiology, Clinical Applications, Continuing Education and Health Promotion. Specialties include exercise testing, wellness programs, children’s health, physical activity interventions, clinical trials, and health and fitness workshops.


The Center for Global Initiatives International Internship Awards – On a competitive basis, this program offers financial support to undergraduate and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill who have secured an internationally-focused internship. Students must secure their internship before applying for this award. Only returning students will be considered for funding.


The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health maintains a list of internship opportunities.