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For a listing of our current fellows and more information about them, see Current HPDP Research Fellows.

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Research Fellows program comprises a multidisciplinary network of UNC faculty and EHRA-NF research scientists who generate new knowledge in health promotion and disease prevention by developing and testing interventions, disseminating research findings, and translating research into evidence-based practice. HPDP provides Fellows with support for proposal development and grants management, announcements about funding opportunities, public relations support, community connections, and networking events with other UNC faculty.

Benefits and Privileges for Fellows

  • Assistance with grant proposal development
  • Multidisciplinary research collaboration opportunities
  • Notification of funding opportunities and training events
  • Linkages with public health agencies and communities to plan and implement research
  • Opportunities to showcase research through various channels of communication

In addition, PIs and Co-PIs of Center-administered projects have access to:

  • Grants management services (pre-award and post-award)
  • Data capture and biostatistical support services
  • Qualitative research services
  • Community engagement resources
  • Access to office space, conference rooms, storage space, and equipment
  • Communications and public relations assistance
  • Research translation and dissemination support services
  • IT support

Expectations of Fellows

  • Acknowledge HPDP affiliation, as appropriate, in publications, presentations, and news releases
  • Provide information for profile regarding research interests on website to facilitate collaboration
  • Contribute to discussions on research agenda, opportunities, and planning
  • Identify promising new UNC faculty whose research interests align with those of the Center and who could be future Fellows

Becoming an HPDP Research Fellow

All HPDP Principal Investigators are also Research Fellows, but we encourage other UNC faculty and EHRA-NF research scientists with interest in conducting health promotion research to join our network.

If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested, in becoming an HPDP Research Fellow, please contact Alice Ammerman, Director ( or Beverly Garcia, Managing Director of Research and Operations (