Gabriela Oates. Gabriela Oates (PhD 2015) is an Assistant Professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Division of Preventive Medicine

LaToya O'Neal. LaToya J. O’Neal (PhD 2014) is an Assistant Professor and Health and Wellness Extension Specialist in the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences at the University of Florida.

Caroline Robinson. Dr. Caroline Robinson (PhD 2007) is Senior Director of Learning and Analytics at Prime Education, LLC. She says she still uses her PhD in Medical Sociology every day!

Zack SimoniZack Simoni (PhD 2015) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Dallas. He teaches several courses including research methods, medical sociology, global health, sociology of mental health, deviance and public health.

Margaret Christine Snead. Margaret Christine Snead (PhD 2005) is a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Reproductive Health where she is a project officer and co-investigator on studies related to reproductive health, teen pregnancy, and STD prevention. Dr. Snead is an expert on the use of biomarkers in reproductive health settings and clinical trials.

kristi stringer

Kristi Stringer is a post-doctoral scholar within the T32 training program in HIV, Substance Use, and Criminal Justice at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Social Work.

Carey Usher. Carey Usher (PhD 2001) is Associate Provost and Dean of Mary Baldwin College for Women, of Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.

Jason WassermanJason Adam Wasserman (PhD 2007) is associate professor of biomedical science at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where he teaches on issues related to social science in medicine, medical humanities, and clinical bioethics.


Beverly R. Williams (PhD 2002) is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care in the UAB School/Department of Medicine and a Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) Investigator at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

Leigh Willis.

Leigh Willis (PhD 2004) is currently the Co-PI of an inaugural CDC Innovation fund project to develop and HIV/STI focused motion comic for young people ages 15-24. Dr. Willis serves on the White House working group for using games as a policy tool.

Vicki Winstead. Vicki Winstead (PhD, 2014) is currently a program manager in the Office of Research and Scholarship in the UAB School of Nursing. She presently coordinates several studies that focus on managing care resistance in older adults with dementia in nursing homes during oral care.

libby yost smallLibby Yost (PhD 2012) is an assistant professor at Maryland's Washington College. 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.Save