Our Mission

Our Department of Public Health is committed to educating professionals and conducting research to improve the health of communities in our region and beyond. We practice a combination of science and social approaches to reduce disease and systematically address the multiple determinants of health. Our work is rooted in strong partnerships with the community, health and social services, industry and business, academia, and the media.

News & Announcements

News & Announcements
Greg Kearney
In the News

Click the link below to see Dr. Greg Kearney's interview from last week's Climate Change and Health Symposium.

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NPHW Agenda
County Health Rankings

Pitt County Responds to the County Health Rankings
Celebrating 100 Years of Public Health

Please join us, Tuesday April 4, 2017, for a panel discussion celebrating Pitt County Public Health and National Public Health Week. Click here for the agenda.

Health experts will discuss the release of Pitt County's most recent County Health Rankings and share the local response to priorities outlined in the Pitt County Community Health Needs Assessment.

Eastern Area Health Education Center
2600 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834
Tuesday April 4, 2017
9:00 - 11:30

The event is free, but we ask that you register at:
Registration closes on March 28th

Please direct questions to:
Dr. Nancy Winterbauer:
Amy Hattem:

Event sponsors: Access East; Eastern Area Health Education Center; East Carolina University, Department of Public Health; Pitt County Health Department; Pitt Partners for Health; Vidant Health Foundation; and Vidant Medical Center.

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Encouraging healthy diets - Dr. Stephanie Pitts

Dr. Stephanie Pitts, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, received $22,722 for her research into factors that influence nutrition choices at small retail food stores by individuals with lower socioeconomic status at small retail food stores. Go here for more information.

Dr. Stephanie Pitts and one of her students are featured in the here in the news at a local convenience store.

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Congratulations DPH Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Marla Hall, Assistant Professor for being selected to participate in the BB&T Faculty Leadership Fellows Program.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Pitts, Associate Professor and Dr. Nancy Winterbauer, Assistant Professor for being invited to participate in the BB&T Active Learning and Leadership Development Incentive Grant Program.

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Upcoming Events

Mari Hawkins

Morehead City-native Mari Hawkins is expanding her scope from rehabilitating individual athletes to considering the health of whole populations.

Research In The Region

A private funding source for research at ECU's Brody School of Medicine is supporting pediatric asthma research by Dr. Greg Kearney.

MPH Program at ECU

Learn more about whether our master's of public health program is the right graduate degree for you.

Council on Education for Public Health

The ECU MPH Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A copy of our final self-study report (2012) and a subsequent interim report (2013) on compliance with all accreditation criteria are available here. To request a copy of our official accreditation reports, please contact Wanda Strickland at or by calling (252) 744-4037.