About Us & Contact
The mission of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Employee Wellness program is to cultivate, innovate, and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of our employees.
We will promote wellness at UAB with a focus on four areas: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, and Stress Management.
UAB Employee Wellness
Location: Administration Building, Suite 270
Interested in applying for an internship with UAB Wellness?
Click here for detailed information on our program and how to apply.
Lauren Whitt, PhD
UAB Wellness Coordinator
Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Studies
London Olympics: How the Athletes Handle Defeat? ABC News
Whitt Hired as HR Wellness Coordinator, UAB Reporter
UAB Staffer and Former Soccer Pro Sees World Cup and Muses about the ‘Good Old Days’, UAB News Blog
Whitt Building Bridges to Healthy UAB Workforce, UAB Reporter
Lauren Whitt, PhD is the first UAB Employee Wellness Coordinator charged with building and implementing a health management program for Alabama’s largest employer. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Human Studies. Whitt specializes in the strategic creation, expansion and implementation of corporate wellness programs. Dr. Whitt develops health initiatives for UAB employees focused on preventive care, early detection screenings, lifestyle behaviors, and chronic disease management.
Whitt was an NCAA soccer athlete who completed her doctoral degree at Clemson University with an emphasis in life skill development. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees in Human and Organizational Development and Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. As an intercollegiate athlete at Vanderbilt and Clemson, Whitt was a highly decorated, all-conference competitor who won a Pan American gold medal competing with the United States U-21 National Soccer Team. Dr. Whitt now uses her experiences as an elite athlete to empower corporate employees to make healthy choices a way of life.