• Dr. Meredith Gartin is an Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Gartin’s main area of expertise focuses on global environmental health and urbanization, with a particular focus on vulnerabilities related to food and water. Dr. Gartin is especially interested in how global and local processes of climate change converge on human health and development issues, like food security, water resources, human migration, and non-communicable disease (like obesity and mental health). For over 10 years, Dr. Gartin has conducted cross-cultural, climate-related health research in Central and South America, the South Pacific, and the US. She is currently establishing research partnerships to focus on climate-displaced refugees and migrant populations in Alabama and other US states.

    Given her focus on teaching global health courses, Dr. Gartin also manages the Global Health Certificate and serves as a Global Health Scholar with the Sparkman Center for Global Health. She consults and evaluates global health curriculum and programming in institutions of higher education. As a member of the Sub-Committee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Education Committee, Dr. Gartin and fellow colleagues have published a series of peer-reviewed journal articles mapping global health programs in US institutions with CEPH and ASPPH competencies.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2015 The Death of Distance: Food Deserts Across the Global Divide.  187-200. 2015

    Research Overview

  • global health, climate change, water security, global migration and displacement, and teaching and instruction in higher education
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Gartin teaches courses for the Undergraduate Global Health Concentration in the School of Public Health as well as the Graduate Certificate program in Global Health offered through the Sparkman Center for Global Health.
  • Education And Training

  • Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainbility, Postdoctoral Research 2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy in International / Global Studies, Arizona State University 2012
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, Auburn University 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Georgia 2004
  • Full Name

  • Meredith Gartin