The Centers of the UAB School of Public Health do research in the service of the community...

The mission of the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health (CSCH) is to conduct and facilitate research to guide programs and policies that promote the vitality of community health.

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, is a consortium of programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University that offers graduate education and research training in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous substances, occupational health nursing and occupational safety and ergonomics. The Center’s approach to graduate education is interdisciplinary in nature, developing graduates that are highly recruited by industry, business and academia. The Deep South Center for OH&S offers excellent short courses in a variety of topics to develop professional skills and knowledge for those practicing in occupational health and safety.

Many students in the graduate program are supported in part by funds received by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and other resources within the Deep South Center for OH&S. .

Federally endowed in 1987, the Lister Hill Center has a university-wide mission to facilitate the conduct of health policy research, to disseminate the findings of that research beyond the usual channels of academic publication, and to sponsor the Lister Hill Health Policy Fellows program.

South Central Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center

The South Central Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center (SCPERLC) was launched in 2010 to strengthen and improve the nation’s public health, preparedness and response capabilities. This initiative continues the 15 year history of collaboration with academic institutions, state and local health departments, and other emergency response partners – the South Central Public Health Partnership for Workforce Development – and focuses on providing training and training technical assistance to the public health workforce and other responder communities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama, and the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians.

Funded by the CDC, the SCPERLC is part of a network of academic preparedness centers across the country.  The Association of Schools of Public Health works closely with the CDC to support and manage the project nationwide.

A federally endowed center with a mission of contributing to solutions of health problems in developing countries by implementing comprehensive, graduate-level training and educational public health programs that are organized collaboratively with academic institutions, international agencies, and health ministries within the host country.

The Alabama Public Health Training Center

The AL PHTC is one of 38 Public Health Training Centers located throughout the United States established by the US Department of Health and Human ServicesHealth Resources and Services Administration. The purpose of the Public Health Training Center Program is to improve the nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competency of the current and future public health workforce. This program is vital to assuring that the public health workforce has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to address complex public health issues now and into the future.  The AL PHTC will be an integral component of the federal program, particularly in medically underserved areas with medically underserved populations.