Margaret Bentley

Margaret "Peggy" Bentley, PhD,  associate director of IGHID

Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD
Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor
Department of Nutrition
Associate Dean for Global Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Associate Director for Education
Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases


Phone: 919-966-9575

Dr. Bentley’s research focuses on women and infant’s nutrition, infant and young child feeding, behavioral research on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and community-based interventions for nutrition and health. She is an expert in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and the application of these for program development and evaluation. She currently is working on an HIV behavioral intervention prevention trial in Chennai, India; on a community-based intervention to improve child growth and development in Andhra Pradesh, India; on an intervention to decrease maternal to child transmission of HIV during breastfeeding in Malawi.

As Associate Dean for Global Health, Peggy Bentley is responsible for developing a comprehensive fundraising and strategic planning program for global health in the public health school.


PhD, Anthropology, University of Connecticut, 1987
MA, Anthropology, University of Connecticut, 1983

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