Lisa C. McCormick, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor
Ryals 140H

Dr. Lisa C. McCormick (DrPH, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BS, University of Southern Mississippi) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the UAB School of Public Health. Her primary research interests are focused on public health preparedness and response, the organization of response systems, and assessing interorganizational networks as a dimension of response capacity and community resiliency. She has also conducted research on preparedness education training programs and expanding emergency preparedness competencies, public health workforce development, and HIV-related stigma among healthcare workers. Dr. McCormick currently teaches the MPH Capstone Course (PUH 695) and other courses in disaster and emergency management and preparedness policy at both the graduate and undergraduate level. 

Dr. McCormick is the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice for the UAB School of Public Health.  In addition, Dr. McCormick is the Director of the Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Worker Training Program, the Lead Evaluator for the Region IV Public Health Training Center, and an Investigator with the Southeast AIDS Education and Training Center.  She has worked with both state and local public health departments across the southeastern United States.     

Dr. McCormick has co-authored three textbooks focusing on emergency preparedness and response and effective safety and health training as well as multiple peer-reviewed journal publications:


Journal Publications:

  1. Fifolt, M., Batey, D.S., Mobley, J.E., Raper, J.L., McCormick, L.C.  "The Fragile Balance of Community-Based Healthcare: One Community's United Response When the HIV Primary Care Safety Net Failed" J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017. Published ahead of Print (1078-4659). DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000566
  2. Alperin, M., Lloyd, L.M., McCormick, L.C., Bergland, B., Carvalho, M., Tripathi, M. Patel, A.B., Miner, K.R. "Distance Education And Learning:  An Innovative Approach to Extending Workforce Training Capacity" Pedagogy in Health Promotion.2017. 3(Suppl. 1), 40S-46S.
  3. McCormick, L.C., Reel, J.J., Alperin, M., Lloyd, L.M., Miner, K.R. "Strategic Approach to Assess Training Needs across a Diverse Region" Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2017. 3(Suppl. 1), 28S-34S.  
  4. Carvalho, M., McCormick, L.C., Lloyd, L.M., Miner, K.R., Alperin, M. "Enhancing Public Health Practice through a Regional Student Field Placement Program"  Pedagogy in Health Promotion.2017. 3(Suppl. 1), 73S-80S.
  5. Batey, D.S., Whitfield, S., Mulla, M., Stringer, K.L., Durojaiye, M., McCormick, L.C., Turan, B., Nyblade, L., Kempf, M.C., Turan, J.M. "Adaptation and Implementation of an Intervention to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma Among Healthcare Workers in the United States:  Piloting of the FRESH Workshop" AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2016 Nov; 30(11):519-527. DOI:10.1089/apc.2016.0223.
  6. McCormick, L.C., Fifolt, M., Mercer, C., Pevear, J., and Wilson, J. "Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): Moving Mississippi from Emergency Planning to Response Ready" J Public Health Manag Pract. 2016, Oct; DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000451.
  7. Fifolt, M., Burrowes, J., McPherson, T., and McCormick, L.C. "Strengthening Emergency Preparedness in Higher Education through Hazard Vulnerability Analysis" College & University Journal. 2016 Nov; 91(4):61-70.
  8. Stringer K.L., Turan B., McCormick L., Durojaiye M., Nyblade L., Kempf M.C., Lichtenstein B., Turan J.M. "HIV-related Stigma among Health Care Providers in the Deep South"  Submitted AIDS Behav. July 2015.
  9. McCormick, L.C., Tajeu, G.S., and Klapow, J., "Mental Health Consequences of Chemical and Radiological Emergencies: A Systematic Review" Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2015 Feb;33(1):197-211. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2014.09.012. Epub 2014 Nov.
  10. McCormick, L.C., Hites, L., Wakelee, J.F., Rucks, A.C., and Ginter, P.M., "Planning and Executing Complex Large-scale Exercises" Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Sep/Oct 214; 20(5):S37-S43..
  11. McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., Rucks, A.C., and Ginter P.M. "The Effects of the April 2011 Tornado Outbreak on Personal Preparedness in Jefferson County, Alabama" Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Jul/Aug 2014;20(4):424-31.
  12. McCormick, L.C., Hites, L., Jenkins, C., Chauvin, S., Rucks, A.C., Ginter, P.M. "A Regional Public Health Field Placement Program: Making an IMPACT" Health Promotion Practice, March 2014, 15(S1): 71-79.
  13. Van Dyke, M., McCormick, L.C., Bolus, N., Pevear, J., and Kazzi, Z.N. "Radiological Emergency Preparedness: a Survey of Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the United States" J Nucl Med Technol. August 2013; 41:1-8.
  14. Van Dyke, M., Bolus, N., McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., and Kazzi, Z.N. "A cross-sectional analysis of nuclear medicine technologists in the US concerning radiological emergency preparedness" Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2013; 54(Supplement 2): 2713. (Abstract)
  15. McCormick, L.C., and Pevear, J. "Environmental Public Health Online Course (EPHOC) Series:  Are we making a difference?" J of Environ Health, June 2013, 75(10): 52-53. 
  16. McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., and Xie, R. "Measuring Levels of Citizen Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Jefferson County, Alabama" Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Accepted June 2012.
  17. Sheikh, S.S., McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., Adoff, S., Walter, F., and Kazzi, Z.N. "Radiological preparedness-awareness and attitudes: A cross-sectional survey of emergency medicine residents and physicians at three academic institutions" Clinical Toxicology, Jan 2012, 50(1): 34-38.
  18. Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., McCormick, L.C., and Ginter, P.M. "The Nature of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Literature 2000-2008: A Quantitative Analysis" Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, July 2010.
  19. McCormick, L.C., Yeager, V.A., Rucks, A.C., Ginter, P.M., Hansen, S., and Kazzi, Z.N. "Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Bridging Public Health Academia and Practice" Public Health Reports, March/April 2009.
  20. Hites, L.S., Lafreniere, A.V., Wingate, M.S., Anderson, A.C., Ginter, P.M., Santacaterina, L., and McCormick, L.C. "Expanding the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Competency Set to Meet Specialized Local and Evolving National Needs: A Needs Assessment and Training Approach" Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, September/October 2007, 13(5).
  21. Duncan, W.J., Ginter, P.M., Rucks, A.C., Wingate, M. S., and McCormick, L.C. "Organizing Emergency Preparedness within United States Public Health Departments" Public Health, July/August 2007, 121(4).
  22. Lowrey, W., Evans, W., Gower, K.K., Robinson, J.A., Ginter, P.M., McCormick, L.C., and Abdolrasulnia, M. "Effective Media Communication of Disasters: Pressing Problem and Recommendations" BMC Public Health, July 2007, 97(3).
  23. Ginter, P.M., Duncan, W.J., McCormick, L.C., Rucks, A.C., Wingate, M.S., and Abdolrasulnia, M. "Effective Response to Large-scale Disasters: The Need for High-reliability Preparedness Networks" International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, November 2006, 24(3).
  24. Ginter, P.M., Wingate, M.S., Rucks, A.C., Vásconez, R.D., McCormick, L.C., Baldwin, S. and Fargason, Jr., C.A. "Creating a Regional Pediatric Medical Disaster Preparedness Network: Imperative and Issues" Maternal and Child Health Journal, July 2006, 10(4).