Victor J. Schoenbach, Ph.D.

Emeritus 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 Marion and Vic Schoenbach, at 1973? School of Public Health picnic Photo of Vic Schoenbach in UNC SPH Epidemiology Students Room, 1977 Photo of Vic Schoenbach in his 1st office (222a Rosenau Hall), 1981 Photo of Vic Schoenbach in his 2nd office
(202a, Rosenau Hall), 1987 Photo of Vic's 3rd office (2104D McGavran-Greenberg Hall), 1994? Photo of Vic Schoenbach, 1807, by Eboni Taylor Photo of Vic Schoenbach, 2016, by Linda Kastleman Photo of Marion and Vic Schoenbach, 2007
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  • The 45th Annual Minority Health Conference, The Building Blocks to Well-being: Connections Between Health and Stress, will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, in-person at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, with a virtual option. More information, including links to the Conference Website, the Call for Abstracts and Call for Speakers (deadline January 5, 2024), and recorded sessions from past conferences are at
  • Two new books about Vic's parents, courtesy of his sister Wendy and niece Anna

Quick links

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

Recorded interviews with UNC public health people

*Alert* UNC is discontinuing its Sakai platform. Vic is relocating the various resources he has made available through Sakai. The under-construction version is at (Many of the links on this page and others it references have been in Sakai, but many others are on this website.)

Vic's presentations and more

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

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

Vic's short URLs that he distributes on his 'advertisers'

Web sites (note: I have 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 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] [being relocated from Sakai as UNC moves away from that platform]

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

Also recommended:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program (see Vic's TM collection at
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Mail (infrequent):
Department of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435



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