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Department Chair Professor & Medical Student Research Director


Jane Brice is the University of North Carolina Chair of Emergency Medicine. A tenured professor of Emergency Medicine, she took the helm of the department in 2015 after 20+ years of service as a faculty member. She holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Social Medicine. She is a UNC graduate with degrees in education/physical education (1974), medicine (1994), and epidemiology (1998). She is an accomplished investigator having held multiple federal grants with a focus on the care of patients in the out-of-hospital environment provided by Emergency Medical Services personnel. As a well-published and recognized expert in the prehospital care, she is the Editor-In-Chief for Prehospital Emergency Care. She is a certified coach and invested in her own growth as a person and as a leader as well as the growth of her faculty. She is passionate about baseball, Star Wars, and dill pickles.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA Education/Physical Education; 1974
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MD; 1994
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MPH; 1998


Areas of Interest

Dr. Brice's research is dedicated to advancement and improvement of the care delivered in the out-of-hospital environment. She has completed multiple federal grants examining trauma care, care of children, and stroke care. She is also passionate about health equity particularly as it relates to health literacy.

Learn More About The Research at UNC Emergency Medicine

Professional Societies & Memberships

  • Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine
  • National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)

Special Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Top Doctor, Triangle Business Journal (2022)
  • Inspiring Educator Award, National Association of EMS (2019)
  • Dr. George Johnson Jr Award, NC Office of EMS (2018)
  • Most Influential Women in EMS, JEMS Magazine (2016)
  • Educational Scholarship Award, UNC Academy of Educators (2015)
  • Glasgow Award, UNC EM residency (2014)
  • Humanitarian Award, UNC EM Residency (2014)
  • Roy ’62 and Christine Hayworth Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship (2010-2014)
  • Fellow, Academy of Educators, UNC School of Medicine (2007-present)
  • Women Leaders in Medicine Award (2011)
  • Medical Student Research Mentor Award (2009)
  • Frank Porter Graham Honor Society (2005)
  • AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award (2005)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2004)
  • Prehospital emergency Care Editorial Excellence Award (2003)
  • Socrates Award, UNC - DEM (2001)
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Award (1999, 2001, 2004, 2005)
  • Jean Hollister Award, SAEM (1997)