Congratulations to Dr. Erika (Ela) Austin on being the 2019 recipient of the University of Alabama at Birmingham President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Public Health.
Dr. Austin is a social scientist whose research focuses on the health of marginalized populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)-identified people living in the South, people at risk for or living with HIV, and people experiencing homelessness. She combines her training in survey methodology, sociology, and public health to design and conduct methodologically rigorous studies of health disparities.
She joined the Department of Biostatistics in 2015 as a teaching faculty member, focusing on introductory biostatistics courses for undergraduate and graduate students. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on June 21