Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Fouad is recognized nationally as a leader in health disparities research and is a member of the NIH National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She is PI on numerous federally funded projects that bring in over $51 million and Co-PI on additional grants worth approximately $20 million. Most of this funding has a common theme of improving health and preventing disease in minorities.

    Dr. Fouad is PI for the CDC-funded center entitled, Racial and Ethnic Approaches across the US (REACH US) Mid-South Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), a model that serves as an infrastructure to implement, evaluate, and disseminate locally, regionally and nationally evidence-based interventions to reduce breast and cervical cancer disparities between African American and white women. She is also the PI of the NIH P60 Comprehensive Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHDRC), for one of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS) sites funded by NCI, and for the UAB Minority Screening Center of the NCI-funded Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) Screening Trial and the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Dr. Fouad is the Co-PI on the REACH UP & OUT: Eliminating Breast and Cervical Cancer Disparities, the NIA/NIH-funded Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), and several other projects that focus on social determinants of health and enhancing minority enrollment in clinical trials.

    Dr. Fouad also has played a prominent leadership role in the merging of efforts with UAB and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to train minority researchers and leaders in the national effort to eliminate health disparities, serving as a PI for the NCI- funded Morehouse School of Medicine/ Tuskegee University/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership and is responsible for the training and career development of minority students and faculty within the partnership to enhance their research capabilities. Through these efforts, as well as by generously devoting time to trainees that she personally and successfully mentors, Dr. Fouad is making an enormous contribution to the next generation of leaders in the fight against health disparities.
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  • UAB Research in Aging through Mentorship and Practice - Undergraduate Program (UAB RAMP-UP)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2021 - 2025
  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC)  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) - COVID-19 Testing Model among Vulnerable Populations: From Community Engagement to Follow-Up  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) - Community Engagement and Dissemination Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC) - Regional Expansion  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • UAB STEP-UP: Promoting Diversity Through Mentored Research Experiences (UAB STEP-UP)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Alabama Community-Engagement Research Alliance Against COVID-19 in Disproportionately Affected Communities (Alabama CEAL)  awarded by RTI INTERNATIONAL 2020 - 2021
  • Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership: Outreach Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health - Collaborations and Partnerships Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2021
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health - Pilot Projects Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2021
  • Diversifying, Expanding and Tracking Patient Engagement in Arthritis Research  awarded by GLOBAL HEALTHY LIVING FOUNDATION 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • UAB MHRC Cancer & COVID19 Patient Navigation Support  awarded by THE INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (IPC) FOUNDATION 2020 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by WESTAT, INC. 2016 - 2021
  • The Common Thread: Educating and Evaluating Excellence in Inclusion  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2018 - 2020
  • Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Colorectal Cancer Research  awarded by National Academy of Sciences 2016 - 2020
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Research Project 1  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2020
  • National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Southeast Hub.  awarded by University of Utah 2017 - 2019
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2019
  • Inter-Professional Summer Training and Enrichment Program in Healthcare (I-STEP in Health Care) Summer Health Professions Educations Program (2019 Renewal)  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2018
  • Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Environment for Academic Excellence  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2016 - 2018
  • Birmingham REACH for Better Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2018
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health - Pilot Projects Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Phase III - Administrative Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Phase III - Community Engagement Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Phase III - Training Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • Eliminating Health Disparities Through Multi-Disciplinary Translational Approaches  awarded by JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY 2012 - 2018
  • National Research Mentoring Network for a Diverse Biomedical Workforce  awarded by University of Minnesota 2015 - 2017
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2017
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Pilot Project Core  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Research Project 1  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Active - Recruitment & Retention - Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by WESTAT, INC. 2014 - 2016
  • Prostate, Lung, Colo-Rectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2000 - 2014
  • REACHing Churches for Better Health  awarded by NATIONAL REACH COALITION 2013 - 2014
  • UAB/AFM Clinical & Translational Science Collaboration  awarded by Department of Agriculture 2011 - 2014
  • EMPaCT: Phase II  awarded by University of Minnesota 2011 - 2013
  • WALK! Feel Alive REACHing the Entire Family  awarded by NATIONAL REACH COALITION 2012 - 2013
  • Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health US  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2007 - 2013
  • Impact of Man-Made Disasters on the Underserved: Lesson Learned from BP Oil Spill  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2013
  • UAB Diabetes Research and Training Center - Community Engagement Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2013
  • Cancer Core Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium  awarded by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2009 - 2012
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - ARRA Supplement  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2012
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Administrative Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Community Engagement Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Research Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center - Training Core  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial - Prostate Cancer Progression in the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2012
  • "GO-ing Forward"  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2012
  • Enhancing Minority Participation in Clinical Trials (EMPaCT)  awarded by University of Minnesota 2009 - 2012
  • Medical Record Abstraction for Pancreatic Cancer Survival Analyses  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2011
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Recruitment & Retention  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2011
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  • Promoting Increases in Living Organ Donation via Tele-navigation (PILOT)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2021 - 2026
  • Integrating Genomic Risk Assessment for Chronic Disease Management in a Diverse Population  awarded by National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Designing a Plan of Action for Better Access and Quality of Surgery for African-Americans with Gastrointestinal Cancers in the Deep South  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Impact of Airborne Heavy Metals on Lung Disease and the Environment  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Impact of Airborne Heavy Metals on Lung Diseases & the Environment - Research Experience and Training Coordination - Core D  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Race, Natriuretic Peptides and Physiological Perturbations  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health - Administrative Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2023
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2023
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2023
  • Southern All of Us Network  awarded by NIH - OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center - Interventions and Translation Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center (OHDRC)  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2022
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Create Access to Targeted Cancer Therapy for Underserved Populations (CATCH-UP)  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2022
  • Enhancing Health Literacy in Surgery (EHLIS) to Eliminate Surgical Disparities for African-Americans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2022
  • YES! We can PLAY: A Physical Activity and Nutrition After School Program for 6th Graders  awarded by Department of Health & Human Services 2019 - 2021
  • 3/3 Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Enhancing Glaucoma Medication Adherence Among African Americans  awarded by National Eye Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2021
  • Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (WORCESTER) 2016 - 2021
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Alabama: Development of a Participatory and Integrated Action Plan  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Alabama: Development of a Participatory and Integrated Action Plan  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Population Health Assessment in Cancer Center Catchment Areas  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Population Health Assessment in Cancer Center Catchment Areas  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • The Exercise and Physical Activity Collaborative Team (ExPact): A Proposed MoTrPAC Clinical Center  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2020
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC)  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2020
  • Long-Term Outcomes Among Living Kidney Donors with Isolated Medical Abnormalities  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction and Teaching (MERIT) Program  awarded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2019
  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2019
  • Physical Activity to Reduce Cancer Risk and Related Health Disparities  awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. 2013 - 2019
  • Racial Differences in the Natriuretic Peptide Response to Exercise and Beta-blockers  awarded by American Heart Association 2018 - 2019
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Alabama: Development of a Participatory and Integrated Action Plan  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Population Health Assessment in Cancer Center Catchment Areas  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • Understanding and Reducing Surgical Disparities Using Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)  awarded by Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2016 - 2018
  • Racial Disparities: Pain in Women Treated for Breast Cancer  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2018
  • Southern All of Us Network  awarded by NIH - OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 2017 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by University of Minnesota 2013 - 2018
  • A Pragmatic Video Intervention to Promote African American Organ Donor Registration at the Department of Motorized Vehicles  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2018
  • Individualized Patient Decision Making for Treatment Choices Among Minorities with Lupus  awarded by PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2013 - 2018
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2017
  • Increasing African American Organ Donation: Donor Registration and Family Consent  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2016
  • Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC)  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Active - Major Program Leader - Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Health Care Innovation Challenge  awarded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 linked awards: UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutional Award (K12)  awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) UL1  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2014
  • REACH UP & OUT: Eliminating Breast and Cervical Cancer Disparities  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • Network for Tobacco Control Among Women in Parana, Brazil  awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2013
  • UAB Diabetes Research and Training Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2013
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2012
  • Full Name

  • Mona Fouad
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