Sparkman Center for Global Health

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    Turan, Janet, Director 2018 -

    Dr. Janet Turan is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Turan's main research interests are in the topic area of maternal and child health (MCH) in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. Over the course of her research career, she has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine factors related to the promotion of MCH in diverse settings including Turkey, Jordan, Italy, Eritr...

  • Faculty Center Appointments

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    Aduroja, Tolulope, Scholar (C) 2016 -

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    Austin, Suzanne, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Blanton III, Robert, Scholar (C) 2016 -

    Rob Blanton, Ph.D., an expert on the international political economy, including the human impacts of the global economy and the intersection of human rights and the global economic system, has been named chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He will begin his new position Aug. 1.

    Blanton has been a professor in the department since 2014. Prior to his work at UAB, he was a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Interdisciplin...

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    Budhwani, Henna, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    I am a social scientist who conducts studies designed to reduce health disparities, improve health equity, and inform thoughtful policy that is good for humanity in resource-constrained settings, both in the United States and abroad. My scholarship focuses heavily on understanding behaviors of underserved - often stigmatized - populations that are at high-risk for experiencing discrimination, including but not limited to sexual and gender minorities, religious minorities, racial minorities, and ...

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    Cormier, Loretta, Scholar (C) 2016 -

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    Dawson DNP, RN, FACHE, Martha, Scholar (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Dawson is an experienced, dynamic nurse and health care leader promoting evidence-based clinical and management practice from the bedside to the boardroom. She lectures and consults on leadership, work design, organizational systems, staff development, community health, health careers, and management. She has served as the principal investigator, project director and coordinator on workforce grants exceeding $2.1 million. She is investing in the next generation of nurse leaders with the Mar...

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    Erwin, Paul, Scholar (C) 2019 -

    Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, DrPH is Dean of the UAB School of Public Health and Professor in Health Care Organization and Policy. Erwin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South (Sewanee), his medical degree from the UAB School of Medicine, a master’s in public health from John Hopkins University and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina. He is certified in internal medicine, public health and preventive medicine, and a leader in establishing formal ...

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    Gakumo PhD, RN, C Ann, Scholar (C) 2016 -

    Dr. C. Ann Gakumo is internationally known for her research in addressing health disparities and low health literacy in African Americans living with HIV. In addition to her research, she has made significant contributions in advancing health literacy initiatives and global health into health professional education

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    Haque, Akhlaque, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Hasan, Ragib, Scholar (C) 2016 -

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    Hel Ph.D., Zdenek, Scholar (C) 2017 -

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    Hernandez, S, Scholar (C) 2015 -

    S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. H...

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    Ivankova PhD, Nataliya, Scholar (C) 2016 -

    Nataliya V. Ivankova, PhD, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration with a dual appointment in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her PhD in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2004 and MPH in Epidemiology from UAB in 2014. During her doctoral studies at UNL, she worked as Research Associate and Research Projects Coordinator in the Office of Qualitative and Mixe...

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    Jepkemboi, Grace, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    Presently, I am Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I hold a B. Ed from Egerton University (Kenya), M.Phil. in Educational Psychology from Moi University (Kenya) and a Ph.D. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    I currently teach Child development and Family Relations and Expressive arts (p-6). Other courses I taught in the past are: Introduction to Education, Current issues in Education, and International ...

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    Johnston, James, Scholar (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Johnston specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. His practice includes all aspects of patient care related to neurological surgery, including neurosurgical oncology (brain and spine tumors), complex spinal surgery, craniosynostosis, vascular neurosurgery (including revascularization for moyamoya), radiosurgery, neurocritical care and trauma, and congenital disorders.
    Dr. Johnston is an active researcher, and is currently the co-investigator at Children’s in a trial of intratumoral viral ...

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    Jolly, Pauline, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Kempf PhD, MPH, Mirjam-Colette, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    Dr. Mirjam-Colette Kempf has a broad background in infectious diseases, epidemiology and behavioral sciences. Her previous research has focused on HIV health services and outcomes research with particular emphasis on psychosocial barriers of access to care and health care disparities among HIV-infected women living in the rural South. She is the Co-PI for the NIH-funded UAB-MS Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) site, a member of the National WIHS cohort investigating the HIV epidemic in Women ...

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    Kulczycki Ph.D., Andrzej, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Kyle, Chris, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Locke, Jayme, Scholar (C) 2017 -

    Dr. Locke completed her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Duke University and her medical degree at East Carolina University prior to matriculating to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she received training in general surgery and multi-visceral abdominal transplantation. Dr. Locke completed her Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined the surgical faculty at UAB upon completion ...

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    Markaki, Adelais, Scholar (C) 2019 -

    Dr. Markaki is an Associate Professor at the UAB School of Nursing and in charge of the school's Global Leadership pillar. As Deputy Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC), she leads one of only eight designated centers in the USA, integrating global health into nursing education, research, and clinical practice. Combining advanced practice in public/community health nursing with a medical anthropologist’s perspective, she has extensively taught and mentored nursing, medical and p...

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    Moak, Stacy, Scholar (C) 2017 -

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    Musa, Philip, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Nichols PhD, RN-BC, SANE, Lynn, Scholar (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Lynn Nichols specializes in maternal-child health, and has extensive experience with curriculum development, program evaluation, strategic planning and online instruction. She is committed to the utilization of high-impact practices to foster student engagement. She is interested in leadership development and team building in faculty work groups and facilitating the professional development of faculty. Her topics of interest include: interprofessional collaborative care, BSN roles in primar...

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    Norton, Thomas, Scholar (C) 2015 -

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    Rodriguez, Martin, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Ryan, Cynthia, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Saag M.D., Michael, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    I am Associate Dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. I am also the principal investigator of the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS), an NIAID-funded National Network of EMR-collected clinical data at 8 CFAR centers that are merged for the purposes of clinical research. I am the founding director of the UAB 1917 HIV Clinic, which has pioneered treatment pro...

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    Sathiakumar M.D., Dr.P.H., Nalini, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Scarinci-Searles, Isabel, Scholar (C) 2002 -

    Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH, is a behavioral scientist with a deep commitment to the elimination of cancer disparities in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries. The focus of her work is on the application of behavioral science to public health by promoting behavior change at the population level. Her primary area of interest is cancer prevention and control (including tobacco control) among low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and immigrant populations (particularly Latinos and Afric...

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    Schwebel, David, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    David C. Schwebel has published over 235 peer-reviewed manuscripts, most focusing on understanding and preventing unintentional injury in children, adolescents, and young adults. Specific risk factors of interest include temperament and personality, overestimation of physical ability and cognitive development, and adult supervision of children.

    From a prevention perspective, Dr. Schwebel has developed and implemented injury prevention techniques for a range of situations, including ped...

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    Sharlach, Lisa, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Shrestha Ph.D., Sadeep, Scholar (C) 2013 -

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    Turan, Bulent, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    Bulent Turan examines the mechanisms underlying the relationship between social bonds and well-being. Other projects examine the effects of HIV-related stigma and discrimination among persons living with HIV.

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    Turan, Janet, Scholar (C) 2013 -

    Dr. Janet Turan is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Turan's main research interests are in the topic area of maternal and child health (MCH) in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. Over the course of her research career, she has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine factors related to the promotion of MCH in diverse settings including Turkey, Jordan, Italy, Eritr...

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    Vander Noot, R. Marty, Scholar (C) 2015 -

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    Vinikoor, Michael, Scholar (C) 2015 -

    Global health researcher based in Africa

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    Wesselmann M.D., Ursula, Scholar (C) 2016 -

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