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2022 Faculty Election

Dorothy Cilenti

Running for: Division 17: School of Public Health, Nontenured
  • Associate Professor
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Appointed: 2010
  • DrPH, UNC at Chapel Hill, 2009
UNC Service

I have served on several search committees for key faculty leadership positions at UNC. I have also served as a Carolina Summer Reading Program Discussion Leader. Within the Gillings school and the Department of Maternal and Child Health, I currently serve on the Gillings Practice Task Force and the MCFH concentration admissions and awards committee. I previously served on the Gillings Core Course Instructor committee and the Assessment Committee for Academic Certificate Programs.

Candidate Statement

My academic work centers on strengthening the public health workforce to better meet the challenges inherent in a rapidly transforming health environment. With the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and racism as a public health issue, there is widespread acknowledgement of the need for a well-trained and diverse public health workforce. After 17 years as a public health leader in North Carolina, I joined Gillings in 2007 and consider myself a “pracademic”. As a member of Faculty Council, I would represent the interests of faculty who are dedicated to improving public health practice through their research and academic activities in true partnership with the public health workforce.

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