Dr. Tita is UAB Mary Heersink Endowed Chair of Global Health, Director of the Mary Heersink Institute of Global Health and the Heersink School of Medicine Associate Dean for Global Health. As Professor of Ob/Gyn and Senior Vice-Chair for Research and Innovation, he also leads the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health. His background is in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiology and International Health. Dr. Tita has led and continues to lead the design and conduct of collaborative multi-site and single-site clinical trials and observational studies that influence practice and policy globally. He also co-leads the Cameroon Health Initiative at UAB, a multidisciplinary venture to improve health care in collaboration with Cameroon partners. Dr. Tita serves or has served as consultant editor for the Green Journal and consultant for the World Health Organization, NIH (including NICHD National Advisory Council) and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.