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

Paul Godley, MD, PhD, Professor, Medicine

Louise Henderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiology

Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, Professor, Nutrition

Laura Linnan, ScD, Professor, Health Behavior

Seth Noar, PhD, Professor, Media and Journalism

Andy Olshan, PhD, Professor and Chair, Epidemiology

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Professor and Division Chief, Medicine

Barry Popkin, PhD, Professor, Nutrition

David Ransohoff, MD, Professor, Medicine

Bryce Reeve, PhD, Professor, Health Policy & Management

Kurt Ribisl, PhD, Professor, Health Behavior

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean, Alumni Distinguished Professor, Health Behavior

Christine Rini, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Health Behavior

Robert Sandler, MD, MPH, Sessions Distinguished Professor, Medicine

Jennifer Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

Melissa Troester, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Morris Weinberger, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Health Policy & Management

Bryan Weiner, PhD, Professor, Health Policy & Management

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.