• As Director of Sponsored International Programs in the Office of the Vice President for Research, I work with UAB faculty and existing and potential international partners to promote, develop, and facilitate sponsored international research, training, and service programs, and to facilitate communications and interactions between international programs at UAB and entities responsible for compliance and oversight. I also serve as Director of Global Health Operations in the UAB School of Medicine. In this position, I participate in the planning, facilitation, coordination and monitoring of the School’s international activities and programs. Over my career in global health, I have participated in the development and implementation of educational, research, and/or service programs and related activities in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. Prior to assuming my current positions, I served in a variety of capacities at both the UAB Schools of Public Health and Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Public Health. In 1994, I was honored by the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association with its Distinguished Service Award and, in 2011, by the International Services Council of Alabama by being named to its Model Citizen Diplomatic Corps.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2007 Agroterrorism: where are we in the ongoing war on terrorism?Journal of Food Protection.  70:791-804. 2007
    2004 Genomics and public health practice: A survey of nurses in local health departments in north carolinaJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  10:539-544. 2004
    2000 Recommended cessation counselling for pregnant women who smoke: A review of the evidenceTobacco Control.  9. 2000
    2000 Smoking in pregnancy: Final thoughtsTobacco Control.  9. 2000
    2000 The use of pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation during pregnancyTobacco Control.  9. 2000
    2000 A process evaluation model for patient education programs for pregnant smokers.Tobacco Control.  9 Suppl 3:III29-III35. 2000
    1986 Collaboration between a U.S. university and institutions and agencies abroad. The Sparkman Center experience.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:328-332. 1986

    Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Heustis Whiteside