John E. Ehiri, PhD, MPH

Adjunct
jehiri@uab.edu
Office: 
Ryals 227
Biography: 

 Dr. John E Ehiri is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Behavior. His research and teaching focus on social and behavioral aspects of disease prevention, and on global maternal, child and adolescent health - all linked by program intervention design, evaluation methodology and evidence-based policy/practice. He has over 20 years of research, teaching and service experience in global health. He was Principal Investigator and Chair of the Executive Committee of the UAB Framework Program for Global Health, an initiative funded by the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health to build global health education and research capacity in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries by supporting the development of innovative, multidisciplinary global health programs. Dr. Ehiri taught core courses in UAB's Global Health Studies Program and was the recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006. Prior to joining UAB, he was a Lecturer in International Health and Director of the Master of Community Health (MCommH) Program at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, England. He provides technical assistance on various aspects of maternal and child health to United Nations agencies and bilateral agencies, and has supervised students' field projects in over 20 countries. He is editor of Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies (Springer, New York: 2009). John obtained his PhD and MPH degrees from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and also holds an MSc (Econ) in health policy and planning from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He has authored/co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles on critical issues in global maternal, child and adolescent health.