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Professor of Medicine; Vice Chief, Education

Best Doctors in America 2019

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory bowel diseases, women’s health, clinical epidemiology, prevention


Dr. Long is the Vice Chief of Education and Director of the fellowship program in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  Her interests include  research on prevention of complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and women’s health. She is currently co-principal investigator for two large observational cohorts, IBD Partners and PREVENT-COVID.  IBD Partners is a prospective cohort focusing upon patient reported outcomes that includes over 16,000 patients living with IBD and PREVENT-COVID is a study of effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with IBD. Dr. Long is also an investigator for a number of interventional randomized controlled trials and observational studies in IBD at UNC.

Dr. Long has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles to the medical literature. She is Co- Editor in Chief for the American Journal of Gastroenterology.  Dr. Long is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association, where she serves on the education and training committee. She is also a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, where she co-chairs the Clinical Research Alliance.

Dr. Long’s clinical practice is based in the Multidisciplinary IBD Center at UNC.

Education and Training
  • Undergraduate Degree University of North Carolina, Morehead Scholar; French, Chemistry
  • Medical Degree University of Virginia, Bowman Scholar, Medicine
  • Residency University of Alabama – Birmingham, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Preventive Medicine
  • Masters of Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Epidemiology