Kiko-King-with-VolunteersDegree completed:  Masters in Education, Community Health
Current City/State: Birmingham, Alabama
Job title:  Coordinator of Health Education
Job description:
As a Coordinator of Health Education with the Department of Infectious Diseases, I work as part of the behavioral research intervention team bringing patient-centered educational interventions to persons living with HIV. These interventions are geared toward increasing HIV awareness, getting connected to care, increasing HIV medication adherence, and reducing risky sexual behaviors.
How did UAB prepare you for your current position?
The program at UAB prepared me for this role by providing me with instruction that gave me the tools, included hands on skills building in program design, implementation and management, educational tool usage (creating a learning center), and research (writing a conceptual model); all of which I use everyday.
What did you enjoy most about your program?
What I enjoyed most about the program is having instructors that really invested in us, sharing their knowledge and challenging me to do more.
To what do you attribute your success?
I attribute a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and great teachers at UAB for my success and preparation for the future. Their belief in me, supported the confidence that I had in myself and helped me to be a role model of success for my son who is now in college and doing well.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Within 10 years, I see myself continuing to contribute to the health and wellness of others as a thriving employee with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Welcome to the Department of Human Studies

Our department is housed within the School of Education. We offer degrees at all academic levels across a range of program areas. We are committed to helping you explore the one that best fits your career goals.

I invite you to view the web page of your interest and learn more about our curriculum and other requirements, outstanding faculty, student organizations, professional resources, and inspiring success stories. Please feel free to reach out to the faculty in your program of interest or to me if you have any questions about our programs. We are available to communicate with you over email, on the telephone, or in person. We value your relationship to us and view it as critical to our success.

Thank you for visiting our Department. We look forward to engaging with you to discuss our curriculum, research, or service. And, we hope to soon call you a Blazer!


Kristi Menear
Kristi S. Menear, Ph.D., CAPE
  Education Building 207

Strategic Plan

The Department of Human Studies recently engaged in a deliberate examination of our opportunities to enhance and improve Department programs, research, and pedagogy that resulted in a Strategic Plan. We are enthusiastically moving forward to define and identify initiatives, funding, and efforts to create a more dynamic and innovative Department that offers students and faculty greater opportunities for learning and research.

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