BOTE Awards

The Back of the Envelope Awards© (BOTE) were created in 2009 to stimulate and support creativity at the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH).

These awards were designed to allow a faculty member the time to explore and develop a hunch, a notion, or an "Ah-ha" moment. SOPH students and full-time SOPH faculty were invited to apply. Proposals were evaluated for their significance, feasibility, and potential to lead to external funding. Awardees will present their progress and findings during a public seminar in Spring 2022.

2021 Back of the Envelope Awardees:

  • Greg Pavela, Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior; Tamika Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior: Theories of Behavioral Change Applied to Politicized Health Behaviors: Predicting Intentions to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Meredith Gartin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy: Cross-cultural Disaster Responses to Water-Related Disasters and Insecurity
  • Anne Brisendine, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy; Bisakha Sen, Professor, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy; Henna Budhwani, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy: COVID Vaccination of Children in Alabama: Geographic and Caregiver-related Patterns of Uptake
  • Connie Shao, MSPH candidate, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy: Reducing Disparities in Telemedicine Use
  • Kery McCulloch, MPH candidate, Department of Epidemiology: Assessing the Health Needs of Migrants Residing in Nogales, Mexico
  • Alison Footman, Doctoral candidate, Department of Health Behavior: Exploration of Healthcare Provider and Parents Attitudes about Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Liza Kimbo, Doctoral candidate, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy: Lived Experiences of Young, Pregnant, Married Women Facing HIV and IPV Risks in Southwestern Kenya

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