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Millie D. Long, MD, MPH | Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

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Millie D. Long, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

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.

  • Undergraduate

    University of North Carolina, Morehead Scholar; French, Chemistry

  • Medical School

    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

  • MPH

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Epidemiology