Ceib L Phillips, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Graduate/Advanced Education



  • MPH, Biostatistics, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1990
  • PhD, Anatomy, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1976
  • BS, Zoology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1970


Ceib Phillips is the Associate Dean for Graduate and Advanced Dental Education, and a professor in the Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences. Currently, she is a member of the American Statistical Association, Biometric Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for Dental Research, and the Society for Clinical Trials. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Dental Hygiene, and Patient Preference and Adherence.

Research Interests

Cleft lip-palate, access to care, patient-centered outcomes following surgery

Research Summary

Phillips’ research interests focus on biostatistical applications and data management. She continues to consult with faculty and students on survey methodology, biomaterials and clinical research projects

Availability to Mentor

Graduate student