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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Herrera completed her medical education at the University of Illinois in Chicago where she also received a Masters in Public Health. She stayed on to undergo her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics where she was part of the global health track and was chief for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program.  Dr. Herrera then completed a Global Health Fellowship at the University of Florida. There, she split her time working as an adult hospitalist in the U.S and working in Haiti in various capacities including providing direct patient care, conducting public health research and program implementation, and providing ongoing medical education for local nurses, medical students, and residents.

After completing her Global Health Fellowship, Dr. Herrera’s husband who is an activity duty military was relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii, where Dr. Herrera practiced as a pediatric hospitalist at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children.

Dr. Herrera became Assistant Professor for the Department of Pediatrics where she has been a pediatric Hospitalist since 2021. She is part of the Global Health Advisory Committee, and is part of a team working on assessing UNC’s readiness for a Pediatric Global Health Fellowship. Dr. Herrera is passionate about resident education both locally and abroad, forming long-term partnerships with abroad medical institutions with a focus on furthering medical education and public health work. Locally, Dr. Herrera is passionate about refugee health and hopes to broaden medical trainee’s experience with refugee populations. She is excited to be part of the vibrant and strong UNC Global Health community and looks forward to mentoring medical students and residents interested in Global Health.

Adriana Herrera, MD, MPH