Faculty Mentors

CCEP faculty mentors represent departments in the UNC Chapel Hill Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing, and the College of Arts. Mentors are predominantly senior faculty. Four are practicing clinicians, and one is a nurse. For more information about UNC Lineberger faculty mentors see our faculty research profiles.

Alice Ammerman, DrPH, Professor, Nutrition; Director, Prevention Research Center

John Baron, MD, Professor, Medicine

Noel Brewer, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Behavior

Jo Anne Earp, ScD, Professor, Health Behavior

Eugenia Eng, DrPH, Professor, Health Behavior

Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, Professor, Psychology

Marilie Gammon, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine

Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine

Louise Henderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiology

Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, Professor, Nutrition

Jennifer Leeman, MPH, DrPH, Associate Professor, Nursing

Laura Linnan, ScD, Professor, Health Behavior

Matthew Nielsen, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery

Seth Noar, PhD, Professor, Media and Journalism

Andy Olshan, PhD, Professor and Chair, Epidemiology

Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine

Kurt Ribisl, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior

Jennifer Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Deborah Tate, PhD, Associate Professor, Nutrition/Health Behavior

Melissa Troester, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Dianne Ward, EdD, Professor, Nutrition

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, Professor, Nutrition

Considered as a group, the faculty mentors provide multidisciplinary training opportunities. Discipline expertise includes health behavior, health communication, epidemiology, general medicine, oncology, health policy, nursing and nutrition. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: behavior change (diet, physical activity, smoking), diet and cancer cause/prevention, chemoprevention, tobacco control (youth, adolescents, adults), sun protection, social science measurement, psychosocial issues (peri-treatment and survivorship), cancer screening (breast, cervical, colon, prostate), community interventions, physical activity, cancer control policy, outcomes research, workplace interventions, physician practice interventions, racial disparities, and genetics.