Health Care Equity

Health care equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people and includes efforts to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.

Marisa Giggie, MD

  • Drug recovery programs for female emerging adults

Brian Gannon, MD

  • Analyzing the foster care population in Tuscaloosa County
  • Program evaluation of integrating an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant into a primary care pediatric practice. Funded as a component of federal Project LAUNCH grant
  • Reducing immunization delinquency rates by addressing missed opportunities during acute visits
  • Quality improvement: How to improve the rates of developmental screening and referral in a resident family medicine clinic

Pamela Payne Foster, MD, MPH

  • Evaluation of Lupus Support Groups: Selma and Tuscaloosa
  • West Alabama Rural AIDS Telemedicine and Counseling Project – RGC Level 2: Co-PI with Safiya George-Nursing- PI, George Mugoya- Education, Billy Kirkpatrick – CEO Five Horizons
  • Faith-Based Anti-Stigma Intervention towards Healing HIV/AIDS- Dissemination phase- Papers and distribution of curriculum
  • Evaluation of Project Diet and West End Community College – ongoing with Drs. Rebecca Kelly and Jen Clem

Anne Halli-Tierney, MD

  • Deep South RCMAR Health Disparities Research Pilot Grant (PI), Ethnic Difference in the Utilization of Ancillary Hospice Services

John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH

  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science: The University of Alabama is a CCTS partner which comprises 11 academic research institutions across Al, MS and LA. The CCTS was established in 2008 and is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ( National Institutes of Health grant UL1TR001417 ). CCTS serves a population with a heavy burden of cardiometabolic, vascular, and cancer-related diseases.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 1115 Waiver, Alabama Medicaid Transformation: John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH; Lea G. Yerby, PhD
  • Center of Excellence for Cancer Research, Training and Community Service at Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH
  • Families Committee of the Black Belt Commission Dave Dagostino and John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH
  • FIT Family Study John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH, and Lisa Hooper, PhD (University of Louisville)
  • Fit Sprint: A Health Gaming Initiative for Kids Maxton Thoman and John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH