Managing in Turbulent Times: Emerging Leaders in Public Health

Faculty and Staff

Karl UmbleKarl E. Umble, MPH, PhD
Program Planner and Evaluator
North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Karl Umble received an M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.

Umble worked as a Health Educator with the Virginia Department of Health, where he consulted with and trained field staff, designed programs, conducted evaluations, and wrote proposals. While obtaining his Ph.D., he consulted in training evaluation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 1998, he joined the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, where he plans and evaluates continuing education and distance learning programs for public health professionals, and teaches Program Evaluation. Umble currently works extensively with these UNC programs: the Management Academy for Public Health, the National Public Health Leadership Institute, Preventing Violence Through Education, Networking, and Technical Assistance (PREVENT), Emerging Leaders in Public Health, and Leadership NOVANT. In 2004, Umble conducted an evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control's Sustainable Management Development Program activities in the Philippines and Vietnam. His main interest and research areas are continuing professional education, program evaluation, and management and leadership development in public health.

Umble's publications have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports, Evaluation & the Health Professions, Adult Education Quarterly, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Advances in Developing Human Resources, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and other forums. Umble is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Human Resource Development, and the American Evaluation Association.