Dr. Markaki is Director of Global Partnerships, known for her sustained work in primary health care capacity building and global health integration. She demonstrates nurses’ role in achieving universal health and advocates for raising the nursing workforce status.
As Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC), she leads one of only nine designated centers in the USA, integrating global health into nursing education, research, and clinical practice. Since 2016, Dr. Markaki...
Bela Patel received her MSN with specialty in Primary care and Geriatrics as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from UAB School of Nursing. She has experience in Geriatrics, Medical-Surgical, Diabetes and Gynecology/Oncology. She currently maintains her faculty practice as a nurse practitioner with School of Nursing’s PATH clinic which specializes in providing care for indigent patients with diagnoses of diabetes.
Dr. Talley leads a team of talented faculty for the MSN Program at UAB. Her experience in diabetes and cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery yield many opportunities to share with students. Her current endeavors will include teaching, maintaining a practice for diabetes care, and focusing her research on diabetes care, interprofessional teams, and care of the uninsured.
Dr. Suzie Miltner joined UAB in 2012. She is also a Nurse Scientist at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She has extensive clinical and leadership experience in military, private, and VA acute care settings as well as well as experience in nursing education in both academic and organizational settings. She has been a leader in driving quality improvement efforts in several health care organizations including ongoing work as a facilitator for VA improvement teams.
Lisa Theus is the Global Partnerships Program Manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Since 2011 she has worked on several projects including the International Leadership in Nursing Program, the Global Health Professional Fellows Program, the International Scholars Program, and projects associated with the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for International Nursing. Lisa also serves on the board of directors for MedHope Africa, a faith...
MEd, Community Health and Human Services, UAB
Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Mangement, UAB
MA, Samford University
Present Project Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Instruction and Curriculum, School-Based Interventions
• Oversee research assistants and provide program coordination to school administration and staff.
• Assist in data collection for Ci3T implementation of low-intensity strategies for teachers.
• Provide support with research...