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Karen Musgrove


Class of '20

Doctorate - Public Health, Health Behavior

Professional Experience:
Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO)

Career Success Story:
I graduated in 2020 with a PhD in the School of Public Health. I have been the CEO of Birmingham AIDS Outreach for almost 20 years. The doctorate degree has elevated my agency through research and publications to share the amazing programs of BAO.

Piece of Career Advice for current and future Blazers:
I started the UAB doctorate program at age 47 and graduated at age 50, with a 4.0 GPA, during a pandemic, and a full-time job. You can do it! There are no excuses. If you want to get a degree - do it!