Alan Tita


John C. Hauth Endowed Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Leadership Position/Title

Vice-Chair for Research, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health

PI of the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU)

Education History

Medical School: 1996 University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
MPH 1998 University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
PhD (Epidemiology) 2004 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Texas
Residency: 2005 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Fellowship: 2008 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Board Certification

2014 – present Certified Subspecialist, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
2010 – present Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Brief Biography

Alan Tita is the John C. Hauth, MD Endowed Professor of OBGYN, Vice-Chair for Research, Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health and PI of the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) network center. His background is in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Epidemiology. Dr. Tita has led and continues to lead the design and conduct of collaborative multi-site and single-site clinical trials and observational studies that influence practice and policy globally such as the optimal timing of cesarean delivery at term and use of adjunctive azithromycin for cesarean delivery prophylaxis. He also leads the Cameroon Health Initiative at UAB a multidisciplinary venture to improve health care in collaboration with Cameroon partners. Dr. Tita serves or has served as consultant editor for the Green Journal, consultant for the World Health Organization and is on the MFM Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Clinical Interests/Special interests

  • Medical and obstetric complications of pregnancy
  • Perinatal infections and preterm labor
  • Reproductive epidemiology and global health

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