Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH


Dr. Leah M. Devlin is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to joining the Gillings School, Devlin served from 2001 to 2009 as the State Health Director in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Before that, she served as the Director of the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, NC, for 10 years. Additionally, Devlin has served as a consultant to RTI International; the Milbank Memorial Fund; and the Aspen Institute. At the national level, in addition to serving as the CDC Foundation Board’s Chair, Devlin serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She previously served on the Public Health Accreditation Board and is a past president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Directors. Within North Carolina, Devlin currently also is a member of the Campbell University Board of Trustees, the Triangle Global Health Consortium and the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation Board. Her honors include recognition from numerous professional associations for her contributions to public health, and in 2008 she received the University of North Carolina’s Distinguished Alumni Award.