100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
William Roper, 68
CEO, UNC Health Care System
- Years on list: 6
Roper is dean of the school of medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and CEO of the UNC Health Care system. He also is professor of health policy and management at the university's School of Public Health. In 2016, the UNC School of Medicine helped launch SPARK, the nation's largest genetic research study of autism. Roper previously was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.