For questions about the APEx Portal and Internships, please contact the Office of Public Health Practice at ophp@uab.edu. Students, please list your department in the email subject line. 

Faculty and Staff, Office of Public Health Practice

NamePosition
Lisa McCormick, DrPHAssociate Dean for Public Health
Tessa Graham, MPHInternship Coordinator, MPH students in Epidemiology, MPH students in Health Behavior
Elena Kidd, MPHInternship Coordinator, MPH students in Population Health, MPH students in Health Policy and Organization, DrPH students in Health Policy and Organization, DrPH students in Biostats
Meena Nabavi, MPHInternship Coordinator, MPH students in Environmental Health Sciences

Internship Advisors & Contact Information

Internship AdvisorEmailDegree Tracks
Lisa McCormick, DrPHlmccormick@uab.eduMasters of Public Health (MPH), concentration in:
– Environmental and Occupational Health
– Epidemiology
Matthew Fifolt, PhDmfifolt@uab.eduMasters of Public Health (MPH), concentration in:
– Health Policy and Organization
– Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership
Jessica Chambliss, PhD, MPHjlthames@uab.eduMasters of Public Health (MPH), concentration in:
– Health Behavior
Erika (Ela) Austin, PhD, MPH, CPHelaustin@uab.edu– Public Health/Physician Assistant Studies (MPH/PA)
– Public Health/Medicine (MD/MPH)
– Public Health/Optometry (MPH/OD)
– Public Health/Pharmacy (MPH/PharmD)
– Public Health/Veterinary Medicine (MPH/DVM)
Kelley Swatzell, DrPHksw@uab.edu– Masters of Public Health (MPH) students with a
concentration in Population Health
– Public Health/Business Administration (MPH/MBA)
– Public Health/Public Administration (MPH/MPA)
– Public Health/Juris Doctorate (MPH/JD)
– Public Health/Social Work (MSW/MPH)