Donna Arnett received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master's degree in biostatistics and epidemiology, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of South Florida. She has more than 19 years of experience in teaching and research in the area of epidemiology. Since 1994, Dr. Arnett has designed and taught graduate level courses in fundamental and advanced concepts of epidemiology, methodological and theoretical aspects of epidemiology, and grant writing. From 1998-2001, she served as Chair of the Epidemiology Master’s Degree Program at the University of Minnesota and as Director for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded Training Program in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology. At UAB, Dr. Arnett leads the Seminar Series and teaches Grant Writing, a doctoral level course that teaches the fundamentals of writing grant applications.