Lisle Hites M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., has graduate degrees in Adult Education, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Occupational Health Psychology. Dr. Hites is an assistant professor at UAB. He has over 10 years experience designing and conducting programmatic and outcomes evaluations and trainings. For the past two years he has been working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to direct evaluation services for the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease and is currently working with the Jefferson County Department of Health evaluating their Communities Putting Prevention to Work grants for Tobacco and Obesity reduction. He is currently representing the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the CPHPs in CDC's Outcome Monitoring and Evaluation Branch's national workgroups to design public health preparedness outcomes measures. Current research interests include structural modeling of predictors of on the job injuries suffered by law enforcement, firefighters, and corrections officers, and understanding the relationship between situation awareness and decision making quality in non-routine emergency response situations. Past efforts included field studies of the Public Health response to hurricane Katrina and utilization of scenario based decision making to assess Public Health competency.