David Kleckner

David Kleckner


B.S. Computer Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)



Current Projects With Dr. Aiello

David is currently working on the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study (DNHS); Life Course Socioeconomics, Acculturation, and Type-2 Diabetes Risk Among Latinos (NINOS); and the Sacramento Area Latino Study of of Aging (SALSA). David is also IT Manager for the Department of Epidemiology, supervising 13 application analysts and technical support staff.

Research Interests

David is interested in data security, data management, electronic data capture systems, disease prevention, obesity, and cancer research.


David joined UNC at Chapel Hill in 2000, serving as an Applications Specialist in multiple research studies. Prior to UNC, he spent ten years with Procter & Gamble as a Senior Systems Analyst and five years with The Upjohn Company as a Scientific Programmer.


David loves to travel, having visited all 50 states and is now working on international destinations. He also enjoys reading non-fiction, visiting historical sites, financial planning and investing, and spending time in the mountains and at the beaches of North Carolina.


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Influenza might be spread by simply breathing, study finds

January 21, 2018

As new research indicates, the influenza virus might be spread by coughing, sneezing, or breathing. In this NBC news article, Dr. Donald Milton from University of Maryland and Dr Aiello discuss how flu spreads and what precautions you can take to prevent getting the flu:


Norovirus outbreak: Why it's easy to catch and hard to get rid of

January 21, 2018

Norovirus, commonly referred to as the stomach flu, often causes stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. When infected individuals vomit, it aerosolizes the virus and allows it to spread throug the air. In an article published by CNBC, Dr. Aiello discusses the ...more

ARG Chairs Symposium at the 2016 Congress of the Americas

August 23, 2016

Aiello Research Group PI Dr. Allison Aiello and Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lydia Feinstein co-chaired the Symposium on the Novel Approaches for Bio-social Integration in Epidemiologic Studies at this year's Congress of the Americas. See the link below for details on ...more

UNC Study: PTSD May Accelerate Immune System Aging

April 05, 2016

A new ARG study has found that people ...more

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