Dr. Martha Crowther joined the College of Community Health Sciences as a professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research.
Prior to joining the College, Crowther held faculty positions in the Department of Psychology in The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she also directed the Clinical Psychology Program. She holds appointments as a Faculty Scholar at the UA Center for Mental Health and Aging and as a Scientist at the Center for Healthy Aging in the Department of Medicine/Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Crowther earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Berkley, a Master’s in Public Health degree from Yale University and a PhD from Duke University. She completed a clinical internship and was a postdoctoral fellow at the US Veteran’s Administration Palo Alto Health Care System.
Her research interests include aging and racial diversity in urban and rural populations with a focus on eliminating mental and physical health disparities in older adults. Her work at the College will focus on the teaching of and research in Population Health.
Crowther has presented and published extensively, and is the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Role Model Award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Dr. Abbey Gregg joined the College of Community Health Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health and the Institute for Rural Health Research.
Previously, she was a program coordinator for Navigating the Road to Health for Nebraska Families Collaborative in Omaha, and manager of public health services for Three Rivers Public Health Department in Fremont, Nebraska.
Gregg earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, a Master’s in Public Health degree in Community Health Education from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has received grant funding for research focusing on improvement initiative and activities in local health departments.