The Office of Academic Affairs is located in the Dean's Office Suite, Ryals Public Health Building (RPHB) Suite 130.

""Erika (Ela) Austin, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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(205) 975-9272

Dr. Austin is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH). She oversees the educational mission of the school, ensuring that all degree programs prepare students to join the public health workforce. Her office supports students throughout their time with SOPH, from recruitment, admissions, and enrollment to academic advising and career planning.

Dr. Austin is a social scientist whose research focuses on the health of marginalized populations, including LGBT-identified people living in the South, people at risk for or living with HIV, and people experiencing homelessness. She combines her training in survey methodology (MA in Applied Social Research, University of Michigan), sociology (PhD, University of Virginia), and public health (MPH, University of Florida) to design and conduct methodologically rigorous studies of health disparities. She joined the Department of Biostatistics in 2015 as a teaching faculty member, focusing on introductory Biostatistics courses for undergraduate and master’s students.

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Staff

Richard Bennett

Undergraduate and Graduate Recruitment This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-4725 or
(205) 934-4993

Nicole Gravitt

MAEd

Undergraduate Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-7759 or
(205) 934-6020

Michelle Henry

MA

Undergraduate Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-4549 or
(205) 934-6020

Cheryl L. Johnson

MEng

Director of Academic Accountability This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-4996

Dustin Shaw

Graduate Admissions Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-2684

Christopher Simma

Director of Online Education and Technology This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-4961

Kelley Swatzell

DrPH

Assistant Dean for Accreditation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 975-2924

Valerie Taylor

MS

Senior Instructional Design Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 934-7280

Hannah R. VanSlambrouck

MBA

Director of Enrollment Management This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(205) 975-8688