Matthew Fifolt, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Matthew Fifolt, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Dr. Fifolt is Co-investigator and Lead Evaluator for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), Lead Evaluator for the Deep South Biosafety Worker Training Program, and Evaluator for the Southeast AIDS Education & Training (AETC) Practice Transformation Project.

As a quality improvement expert, Dr. Fifolt has successfully led improvement initiatives for First Teacher, Alabama’s MIECHV home visiting program. He has played an active role in assessing quality initiatives by the Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance (ACHIA) and future initiatives of the Alabama Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ALPQC). Dr. Fifolt received training from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and currently serves as the quality assurance representative for the UAB Survey Research Unit (SRU).

In addition to his responsibilities in the School of Public Health, Dr. Fifolt holds a secondary appointment in the UAB School of Education and serves as the technical editor of the school’s peer-reviewed journal, the MidSouth Literacy Journal. Dr. Fifolt holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Alabama (2006); a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina (1995); and bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University (1993).

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