Julie MacMillan

Managing Director, Research and Innovation Solutions, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Julie MacMillan is managing director of Research and Innovation Solutions (RIS) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. RIS encompasses three complementary enterprises: the program funded by the Gillings gift (including Gillings Innovation Labs), research support services, and promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship at the school. During her 10 years at the school, she has also held interim positions in advancement, the dean’s office, and the Gillings Global Gateway™.

MacMillan worked at Quintiles from 1988 until 2004, initially as a biostatistician, then as senior vice president of corporate administration at the company’s headquarters, and finally as interim president of the North American Clinical Development Services Division. Earlier in her career, she was a biostatistician at Duke University Medical Center and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the school of public health at UNC-Chapel Hill.