It is with heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Dr. Jo Anne Earp, professor emerita and past chair in the Department of Health Behavior as well as fierce advocate for the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

“Interdisciplinary research is the best way to solve the public health problems we have…Cooperation among researchers, rather than competition, is the best way for the public to benefit.”

To learn more about Dr. Jo Anne Earp’s life’s work and legacy, read her profile here

Donations in memory of Dr. Earp may be made in support of The Jo Anne Earp Scholarship Fund in Health Behavior and Health Education (444561) or The Jo Anne Earp Distinguished Professorship in Health Behavior (444743) at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Please make checks payable to the “UNC-CH Public Health Foundation” and mail to UNC-Chapel Hill, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (Please write “In memory of Jo Anne Earp” in the memo line and note if the gift is for the scholarship or professorship.) You may also donate online at