Victor J. Schoenbach, Ph.D.

Emeritus Associate Professor (as of July 1, 2018)
Department of Epidemiology [link]
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health [link]
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [link]

Photo of Vic Schoenbach, 1981 Photo of Vic Schoenbach, 1987 Photo of Vic Schoenbach, 2007, by Eboni Taylor Photo of Vic Schoenbach, 2016, by Linda Kastleman
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  • The 42nd Annual Minority Health Conference, Body and Soul: The Past, Present, and Future of Health Activism, will take place on Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, 2021, all online, including the 23rd Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture by Wizdom Powell and the 10th Annual Victor J. Schoenbach Keynote Lecture by Sharrelle Barber (more information, past recordings, and a link to the conference website are at
  • The 26th National Health Equity Research Webcast, Truth to Power: Building Solidarity for Health and Democracy, took place September 15-17, 2020 (more information and the recording are at

Quick links

About Vic (Vic history, appreciations, interviews - Vic's retirement party)

Recorded interviews with UNC public health people

Vic's presentations and more

Vic's YouTube channel (interviews, recorded presentations, assorted videos) TM and the David Lynch Foundation

Miscellanea, including books, information resources, organizations, Vic's scrapbook, and other links

Web sites (note: I had to relocate several websites - this page, EPID600, and the Minority Health Project - when UNC decomissioned its AFS server. You can find these legacy sites at and (Please let me know about links I need to fix.): Epidemiology for Enlightenment!

Course materials from EPID600 (formerly EPID160): Principles of epidemiology for public health (2001-2017) and
EPID168 (now called EPID715): Fundamentals of epidemiology (1980-2000)
*Including Understanding the fundamentals of epidemiology – an evolving text [direct link]
(*Incluso Comprendiendo los fundamentos de la epidemiología – un texto en desarrollo [enlace directo])

plus the new web publication The UNC Department of Epidemiology: Our First 40 Years, 1936-1976 and other materials from the Department's history Social justice and equality - in search of John Cassel's epidemiology (was EPID799C, taught with Bill Jenkins).  

More epidemiology, for more enlightenment!   Includes links to interviews and presentations, and an extensive virtual public library of links to media and text resources [direct link]

Minority Health Project archival website  

Past presentations (handouts, recordings) [link] including the Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture [link] and the National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health) [link] Note: this website underwent technical changes in 2017; some features have not yet been repaired. The current websites, with incomplete archival material, are at:
      Annual Minority Health Conference
      National Health Equity Research Webcast
      Minority Student Caucus

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Office: 2104D McGavran-Greenberg, CB #7435


Department of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435

Photo of Emanuel B. Schoenbach, 1911-1952

Emanuel B. Schoenbach,

Photo of Frances R. Schoenbach, 1915-2003

Frances R. Schoenbach,


rev. 6/30/2018, 10/3,4,9/2018, 1/24/2019, 6/16/2019, 8/29/2019, 3/25/2020