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Professor Beth Moracco in the Department of Health Behavior and associate director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center was elected Chair of the Faculty in the 2023 election. She will succeed Mimi Chapman, officially beginning her term on July 1.

Moracco has been a faculty member in the Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2008 where she has held several important leadership positions and been acknowledged as an outstanding teacher, mentor, practitioner, and researcher. She is also an alumna of the public health school where she earned both her master of public health and doctoral degrees. Her research and practice are centered on violence prevention, with a focus on gender-based violence in both local and global settings. She was honored with the University’s Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award in 2021 in acknowledgement of her dedication to the reduction and prevention of domestic and other types of gender-based violence. Skilled in intervention development and evaluation, Moracco is an expert in community-based engagement, in which stakeholders are active participants in the design and evaluation of interventions that meet their community’s needs.

In her candidate statement, Moracco wrote:

“As Chair, my priorities will be to protect and enhance our efforts toward building an inclusive, equitable environment for Carolina‚Äôs faculty, staff, and students; safeguard the integrity of the role of faculty in decision-making; and advocate for full and timely information-sharing in matters that concern faculty.”

Full election results are available at this link. Congratulations to the Beth Moracco and the other election winners!

Many thanks to all who participated in the election.

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