Many of our graduates work in academic teaching positions in departments of sociology and schools of medicine, public health, and nursing. Others are employed as counselors, research program directors in medical schools and industry, government researchers, and academic researchers.

What is your story? We would like you to share it with us, with our students, and the world — read the stories of some of our alumni on this page, and let us know if you have a story to tell. Do you want to become involved in the department? We welcome your ideas and participation. Or perhaps you would like to know how to give to the department and help support its mission.
libby yost smallLibby Yost (PhD 2012) is a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary. She teaches many courses including medical sociology, global health issues, gender, health and technology, and social gerontology. Libby’s publications reflect her work in examining gender in STEM science, technology and aging.
Henna Budhwani. Dr. Budhwani (PhD 2012) is Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and Deputy Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health.

Akilah Dulin Keita. Akilah Dulin Keita (PhD, 2007) is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University

Leigh Willis. Dr. Willis (PhD, 2004) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Georgia. He earned his PhD in Sociology from UAB in 2004 as well as a Master's in Public Health in 2003.

Jeffrey Hall. Dr. Hall (PhD, MSPH, 2003) is a Senior Service Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Etiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention.

Beverly Williams. Dr. Williams (PhD 2002) is an Assistant professor in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine.

Godfrey Fuji Noe. Dr. Noe (PhD, 2002) is Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur, Georgia.

Carey Leigh Usher. Dr. Usher (PhD, 2001) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia.

Christine Lindquist. Dr. Lindquist (PhD, 1997) is currently a Research Sociologist at Research Triangle Institute (RTI), working at RTI's campus in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Lynn Gerald. Dr. Gerald (PhD, MSPH, 1997), is Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair in the Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona.