Admissions and Graduation Committee (A&G)

The A&G Committee is responsible for monitoring compliance with established rules and procedures for admission and graduation for all degree programs that are the responsibility of the School of Public Health including the MPH, MSPH, and DrPH. The Graduate School has responsibility for the PhD and MS degree programs. This responsibility includes but is not limited to conducting reviews and developing recommendations for admission status for individual applicants who do not meet approved admissions guidelines and developing general admission and graduation guidelines that the committee deems necessary. The A&G Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Faculty Assembly of the School, which is the final decision-maker on admissions and graduation policies.

Members

Name

Role

Matt Fifolt, PhD

Chair

Fazlur Rahman, PhD

Vice Chair

Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Voting Member

Jonghwa Oh, PhD

Voting Member

John Waterbor, MD, DrPH

Voting Member

Kiara Aaron

PHSA Graduate Student Representative

Anushree Gade

PHSA Undergraduate Student Representative

Erika “Ela” Austin, PhD, MPH

Ex-Officio Member

Hannah VanSlambrouck, MBA

Staff Support

Dustin Long, PhD

Alternate

Ruzmyn Vilcassim, PhD

Alternate

Russell Griffin, PhD

Alternate

Greg Pavela, PhD

Alternate

Jessica Chambliss, PhD

Alternate

Vishall Vasa

Program Coordinator

Brenda Campbell

Program Coordinator

Julie Brown, MS, MBA

Program Coordinator

Kimberly Hawkins-King, MHA, MAEd

Program Coordinator


Educational Policy Committee (EPC)

The Faculty Assembly, through its charter, delegates the development of policies, and discharge of certain responsibilities in academic affairs to the EPC. Fulfillment of these responsibilities includes, but is not limited to: the approval of new courses and modifications to course descriptions, objectives, or credit hours of existing courses; approving new tracks and/or degree programs and Category A academic certificate programs; approving substantial modifications to existing tracks and/or degree programs and/or Category A certificate programs which involve more than one department and/or are deemed substantial by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; and reviewing all programs globally for the school when departmental degree program reviews are conducted to ensure that each program meets the minimum requirements.The EPC serves as an advisory committee to the Faculty Assembly of the School, which is the final decision-maker on educational policy.

Members

Name

Role

Kristina Zierold, PhD

Chair

Nicole Wright, PhD, MPH

Vice Chair

Dustin Long, PhD

Voting Member

Greg Pavela, PhD

Voting Member

Julie Preskitt, MSOT, MPH, PhD

Voting Member

David McMahan

PHSA Graduate Student Representative

Alison Rocco

PHSA Undergraduate Student Representative

Charity Morgan, PhD

Alternate

Ruzmyn Vilcassim, PhD, MPH

Alternate

Olivia Affuso, PhD

Alternate

Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Alternate

Jessica Chambliss, PhD, MPH

Alternate

Erika "Ela" Austin, PhD, MPH

Ex-Offico Member

Kelley Swatzell, DrPH

Ex-Offico Member

Amy Hutson Chatham, PhD

Ex-Offico Member

Hannah VanSlambrouck, MBA

A&G representative

Cheryl Johnson, MEng

Staff Support

Della Daniel

Program Coordinator

Brenda Campbell

Program Coordinator

Julie Brown, MS, MBA

Program Coordinator

Kimberly Hawkins-King, MHA, MAEd

Program Coordinator


Executive Committee (EC)

The EC advises the Dean on issues and policies related to administration, budgeting and resource allocation, compensation, and planning and evaluation policies and procedures. It assesses the extent to which the School of Public Health is achieving its mission and goals, while serving as the oversight body for ongoing self-evaluation and for accreditation.

Members

Name

Title

Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH

Professor and Dean

Erika L. Austin, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

VACANT

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Lisa McCormick, DrPH

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

Amy Hutson Chatham, PhD

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Paul Muntner, PhD

Associate Dean for Research

Jeff Szychowski, PhD

Professor and Interim Department Chair

Kevin R. Fontaine, PhD

Professor and Department Chair

Martha S. Wingate, DrPH

Professor and Department Chair

Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, MS, PhD

Professor and Department Chair

Cora E. Lewis, MD, MSPH

Professor and Department Chair

Shauntice Allen, PhD

Chair, SOPH Faculty Assembly

Leigh Anne Robertson, CPA, MBA

Director, SOPH Administration and Fiscal Affairs

Ebony Harris

Director of Development

Allyn Holladay

SOPH Staff Council Representative

Koriyama R. Evans

Secretary


Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC)

The function of the FAC is to advise both the Dean and the Faculty Assembly. This committee is responsible for the development and review of the criteria to be met for appointment, promotion and tenure in the various faculty ranks, the conduct of interim faculty reviews, recommendations on faculty sabbatical requests, and the evaluation of proposals for the appointment, promotion and/or tenure of individuals. Occasionally, the FAC will be asked by the Dean or the Faculty Assembly to develop recommendations on other faculty-related matters.

Members

Name

Role

Robin Lanzi, PhD

Committee Chair, Department of Health Behavior

Emily Levitan, PhD

Committee Co-chair, Department of Epidemiology

Mark Beasley, PhD

Department of Biostatistics Representative

Pia Sen, PhD

Department of Health Policy and Organization Representative

Claudiu Lungu, PhD

Environmental Health Sciences Representative

Julie Preskitt, PhD

Dean’s Appointee, Department of Health Policy and Organization

Sadeep Shrestha, PhD

Dean’s Appointee, Department of Epidemiology

Koriyama R. Evans

Secretary, Executive Assistant to the Dean


Faculty Assembly (FA)

The FA consists of all faculty members who have primary appointments in the School of Public Health. The chair of the FA is elected from the school’s primary full-time faculty for a three-year term. The FA meets twice a year in the fall and spring unless there is reason to meet more frequently.

Members

Name

Role

Shauntice Allen, PhD

Chair

Koriyama R. Evans

Secretary


Staff Council

The UAB School of Public Health Staff Council was established to make the school an outstanding place to work, research, serve the community, and to learn. Its mission is to support the institutional vision, mission, and goals of UAB by promoting a positive and collaborative work environment through a diverse group of staff representatives from across the school’s academic, support, and administrative units.

Members

Name

Role

Coretta Robinson Thomas, MPH

Chair

Ananya Bandyopadhyay, MPH

Department Representative

Tessa Graham, MPH

Alternate

John Bassler

Alternate

Allyn Holladay

Executive Committee Representative

Laura Wilson

Department Representative

Cassandra Johnson

Treasurer

Catherine Sreenan

Alternate

Jared Ball

Department Representative

Bethany Christolear

Alternate

Lizzie Taylor

Department Representative

Ayana Underwood, MSHI

Alternate

Terra Clay

Department Representative

Michael Busbin

Alternate

Ariann Nassel

Secretary

Katie Adams

Alternate

Julie Brown

Past Chair

Sabrina Hagan

SOPH Rep to University Committee

Michelle Henry, MA

SOPH Rep to University Committee