Dr. Craig Wilson former director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health was recently awarded Emeritus status at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology.

Dr. Wilson joined the School of Public Health in 2007 from the School of Medicine to serve as the Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health until he recently stepped down in Spring 2018. Dr. Wilson has nearly 30 years of experience in international and global health programs, over 20 years of experience in a leadership role in HIV management and prevention in HIV infected and at-risk youth in the US, and served for the past 15 years on the NIH Division of AIDS Strategic Working Group and from 2011 -2016 on the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. He has also served as a Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics and Microbiology at the UAB School of Public Health.

Dr. Wilson has an extensive background in HIV related capacity building programs in sub-Saharan Africa. He was the Co-Director of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) at the University of Zambia as well as the Zambia Education Partnership for Advanced Care and Treatment from 2011-2016. He also works with the leadership of the MEPI program at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia to identify and disseminate e-learning tools and development of research capacity. Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia was also recently awarded the Fogarty International Center’s Health-Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI), 2018-2023. This award will help provide $22 million over five years seven countries to further strengthen the health care and research workforce in sub-Saharan Africa through a new program funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). To read more about this click here.

Congratulations, Dr. Wilson!

Craig Wilson Award Article