Lister Hill Center for Health Policy



Faculty Administrative Position

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    Suzanne Judd, Director

    Dr. Suzanne Judd is the Director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her PhD in Nutrition Sciences from Emory University where she led two vitamin D clinical trials. Dr. Judd is multiple PI on both the REGARDS and RURAL cohort studies which are large NIH funded epidemiological cohort studies seeking to understand disparities in chronic disease in the United States. Her experience in...

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    Bisakha Sen, Scholar (C)

    Dr Bisakha (Pia) Sen is tenured Professor and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Endowed Chair in Health Economics. Her primary interest is investigating the determinants of health for vulnerable populations, with a focus on the role of policy and interventions at institutional, state and federal levels. Particularly, she has developed an extensive research agenda focusing on health outcomes among Alabama residents, with funding support from Alabama Medicaid and Alabama Children's Health Insurance Progr...

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    David Becker, Associate Scholar (C)

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    Eta S. Berner, Senior Scholar (C)

    Eta S. Berner, Ed.D. teaches in the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program and is Director of the UAB Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality. Dr. Berner is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics , the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. She has published articles in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Academic Medicine and the Journal of the Ame...

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    Gregg Gilbert, Senior Scholar (C)

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    Haiyan Qu PhD, BSN, Scholar (C)

    Haiyan Qu, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Qu teaches quantitative research method course in M.S. in Health Administration Program and M.S. in Health Informatics Program.

    She has been an investigator and methodologist for over 20 research projects. Her research interests focus on health disparities. She has published articles in Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, Ameri...

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    Patricia Drentea, Associate Scientist (C)

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    Peter Ginter, Senior Scholar (C)

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    Stephen O'Connor, Scholar (C)

    Stephen J. O’Connor, Ph.D., FACHE, is a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and a Scholar in the UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He received his B.S. (Microbiology) and M.P.A. (Health Systems Planning) degrees from Indiana University, his M.B.A. degree (health services management) from the University of Dallas, and his Ph.D. (Administration – Health Services) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). O’Connor is board certified in healthcare manageme...

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