• Dr. Dina Avery is an Assistant Professor and Regulatory Affairs Specialist for the UAB Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Program. Dr. Avery also has an appointment as an Associate Scientist within the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center. She serves as the Faculty Advisor for the UAB Graduate Career Awareness and Trends (GCAT).

    Dr. Avery received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Montevallo (Sociology/Family & Child Studies). Dr. Avery also holds a Master of Arts (Health Studies) from the University of Alabama and a Master of Education (Adult Education) from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Arts (Applied Sociology) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Avery completed a Doctorate of Health Science with a concentration in Global Health from A. T. Still University, School of Health Science.

    Dr. Avery has professional experience with clinical research, health disparities research, community based participatory research, regulatory/compliance and program management in the areas of cardiovascular surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, preventive medicine and oncology. She has worked with underserved populations across Alabama’s Black Belt and the Mid-South region. While at the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, she was in charge of the day-to-day management of the breast tissue banking operations for three hospitals and was instrumental in working with a team to develop a new bio-banking infrastructure by enhancing the processes and web-based applications (LIMS & Subject Registry). In less than 1 year, she successfully strategized a plan that significantly increased the collection rate of blood and tissue samples from breast cancer patients for the biorepository. Dr. Avery was awarded funding in the areas of postpartum associated breast cancer disparities and triple-negative breast cancer disparities.

    Outside of UAB, Dr. Avery produces documentary films and spends quality time with family. She is the author of "Jumping the Train: An Extraordinary True Story."
  • Selected Publications

    Education And Training

  • Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education Administration, University of Phoenix 2013
  • Doctor of Science in Health Professions and Related Programs, A.T. Still University 2010
  • Master of Health Related in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2006
  • Master of Health Related in Health Professions and Related Programs, University of Alabama 2006
  • Bachelor of Social or Behavioral Science in Sociology, University of Montevallo 1999
  • Full Name

  • Dina Avery
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  • 205-996-6523