August 31, 2017Dr. 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.