Cheryll D. Lesneski, DrPH

Cheryll D. Lesneski, DrPH is Assistant Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches courses in public health practice and community health improvement. She also works for the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advancing HHS public health quality concepts to improve performance of public health services while emphasizing evidence based practice and Continuous Quality Improvement methods.  She continues to work with local public health systems, most recently in FL and NC, on improving the quality of public health services. Dr. Lesneski received a doctorate in public health in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the School in 2005.  Her dissertation, Developing Performance Measurement Systems for Local Public Health Agencies Using the Balanced Scorecard, was published by VDM in 2009.  Dr. Lesneski has been a public health practitioner for over twenty years, serving as a Local Public Health Agency Director for ten years in the Florida Department of Health.  Dr. Lesneski also served as an Improvement Advisor and Evaluator with the North Carolina Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality. 

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