Photo of Dr. Jenkins, UNC, 2002

William C. ("Bill") Jenkins, M.S., Ph.D.

Epidemiologist, Institute of African American Research (link)

Prior to joining the UNC Institute of African American Research, Dr. Bill Jenkins served for two decades as Supervisory Epidemiologist in the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and managed its Minority Health Activities Program. He also managed the Participant Health Benefits Program, which assures medical services to the survivors of the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male. Dr. Jenkins served as an expert on minority issues in disease transmission, as Chief of the Research and Evaluation Statistics Section in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention, and as Manager of the National Minority Organizations HIV Prevention Program.

Dr. Jenkins is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE), a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), where he also served on the Governing Council and Executive Board. He was the founding chair of the Epidemiology Section of ASA, a member of the Board of Directors of ACE, and a past chair of its Minority Affairs Committee. Dr. Jenkins received the Abraham Lilienfeld Award from the APHA Epidemiology Section in November 2009. (read)

Dr. Jenkins obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College. He holds a Master's degree in Biostatistics from Georgetown University, and both a Master in Public Health degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has also completed post-doctoral work in Biostatistics at Harvard University School of Public Health.

UNC Distinguished Alumnus Award biography

Speech at APHA opening session, 2010 - part I; part II

Video interview about epidemiology as a career opportunity for African Americans

Interview with Radio InVivo (WCOM-FM, 103.5)

2009 Abraham Lilienfeld Award Presentation, from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association Introduction by Laurie Elam Evans



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