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
Luke Hanson, MPHInternship Coordinator, MPH students in Health Behavior, MPH students in Population Health
Elena Kidd, MPHInternship Coordinator, 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
– Health Behavior
Matthew Fifolt, PhDmfifolt@uab.eduMasters of Public Health (MPH), concentration in:
– Health Policy and Organization
– Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership
Erika (Ela) Austinelaustin@uab.edu– Public Health/Physician Assistant Studies (MPH/PA)
– Public Health/Medicine (MD/MPH)
– Public Health/Optometry (MPH/OD)
– Public Health/Pharmacy (MPH/PharmD)
Kelley Swatzellksw@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)
– Public Health/Veterinary Medicine (MPH/DVM)