Faculty and Staff

Meet our faculty and staff

Our faculty and staff work across various disciplines across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Philip Sloane headshotCo-directors

Phil Sloane, MD, MPH

​Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Academic Advancement.

Get in touch with Dr. Sloane



sheryl zimmerman at shepsSheryl Zimmerman, PhD

​Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Work

Get in touch with Dr. Zimmerman



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Chrissy Kistler, MD, MASc

Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Get in touch with Dr.Kistler




John Preisser, PhDPreisser faculty photo

Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Get in touch with Dr. Preisser


Research staff

Kimberly Ward

MPH, Research Associate ​and Co-Director of Collaborative Studies of Long-Term Care kimberly_ward@unc.edu


Johanna v.T S​ilbersack Hickey, MSW

Research Associate



Christopher Wretman, PhD

Research Associate



Jennifer Hodgkinson, MA

Social Clinical Research Specialist



Julia Thorp, MA

Social Clinical Research Assistant



Patricia Poole, RDH, MS

Dental Hygienist



Chris Mygrant, MS, CSCS

Clinical Research Coordinator